Karen Coleman to speak at the Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society

Sunday, February 21, 2 pm
Ti-County Feeds Conference Room,
7408 John Marshall Hwy,
Marshall, VA 20115

The 2016 Winter Speaker Series welcomes the public to a special presentation, "Art and Botany: The Path of Botanical Art".

Photo of Karen Coleman standing next to lotus pads
Karen Coleman standing in front of a pond of large lotus pads.

Karen Coleman has been drawing and painting most of her life, often choosing subjects from nature. Along the way, she fell in love with the world of plants and traditional botanical art. In 2010, Karen earned a Certificate of Botanical Art & Illustration from the Brookside Gardens School, Maryland, where she now teaches. Reflecting a variety of media, her works include colored pencil, watercolor, graphite, pastels, and pen & ink. One of her favorites is colored pencil, which she finds allows a great deal of flexibility and depth of color while producing wonderful visual results.

The artist's works have been shown widely in the U.S., including solo and group exhibitions. National and international juried shows have included ASBA's "A Natural Perspective, Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World", and "Following in the Bartrams' Footsteps"; the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration; CPSA Annual International Exhibitions; the New York State Museum's "Focus on Nature XII"; and "American Botanicals: Mid-Atlantic Native Plants".

I consider myself a ‘nature artist’ because most of my inspiration comes from the natural world.

Karen Coleman

Virginia Native Plant Society, Piedmont Chapter, P.O. Box 336, The Plains, VA 20198
URL: http://vnps.org/piedmont/ Email: piedmontvnps@gmail.com

No registration is required for this free event. Refreshments available.

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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.