Apples and Art

Native plants and heirloom fruits are popular painting subjects nowadays, witness the on-going Tradescant Exhibition in London that features a variety of fruits including apples, pears, peaches, grapes.

Also, the Royal Horticultural Society is holding an exhibition celebrating “our rich apple heritage” at the RHS Lindley Library in London from September 7 through November 10. For more details see

BAEE is holding an art class November 6-10, 2017, in Falls Church, VA, taught by Anne-Marie Evans. Our subject is heirloom/heritage apples. The Albemarle Cider works in North Garden, VA, is supplying apples.The class is full; however, we do maintain a waiting list.

Esopus Spitzenburg apple. Watercolor by Bonnie Driggers.
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Bonnie is on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). She is a member of the Botanical Artists of the National Capital Region (BASNCR), Immediate Past President of the Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE), and Editor of the BAEE book American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic.