Susan Minton, horticulturalist, retired professor and member of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, will give a gallery talk at Drawn to the Details, the botanical art exhibition at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Susan will explore some of the fascinating characteristics of plants that inspire both artists and horticulturalists.
Here is a sneak peek at Susan’s presentation Captivating Colors, Fabulous Forms:
A common thread that binds gardeners and botanical artists is a fascination with plants: how they look, how they grow, what makes each species unique. For all of us, but perhaps especially for artists, it is often easy to be so entranced with their colors and shapes and textures, that we forget how amazing they are from a botanist’s perspective. Scientists are continually uncovering new and wondrous details about how plants function, what purposes their particular (and often peculiar!) characteristics serve, and the many ways they interact with their environment.
Plants have inspired artists and gardeners for centuries. Learning about them will enhance your work and enrich your experience, both in the studio and in the garden.
You are invited to attend this special presentation.
Captivating Colors, Fabulous Forms
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
October 12, 2014