Botanical Artists for Education
& the Environment
Members and supporters of
Botanical Artists for Education and & the Environment (BAEE) eagerly await the publication of American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic. Featuring 60 reproductions of original paintings and drawings of plants and 40 original paintings of butterflies, moths, and other pollinators, this book represents more than three years of work by BAEE members. Illustrations complement information about each plant and their respective habitats, as well as how the plants were used by Native Americans or early settlers.
Botanist and collector, Dr. Shirley Sherwood OBE, says American Botanical Paintings is “a delightfully illustrated book, beautifully designed and with lots of variety in the choice of plant subjects. I admired the standard of painting and the fresh, appealing studies, which will be attractive to both naturalists and gardeners.”
Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE) created
American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic for lovers of art and plants. Bonnie Driggers, BAEE President, says the group hopes to “foster a particular appreciation not only for the beauty of native plants and their artistic representations but also for their importance to the environment and to encourage, where practical, the use of native plants in home gardens.”
American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic is now available to order from Starbooks ($39.95). Pre-orders placed before
December 31, 2013 will be shipped for free when the book is released in
February 2014. The book is expected to ship by February 1, 2014. An exhibition of the paintings will open on February 15, 2014, at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.
BAEE will give proceeds from the sale of the book to nonprofit organizations supporting native plant education, conservation, and horticulture.