GOLD MEDAL from the RHS!
This piece, Lupinus argenteus, was included in the Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Show in London February 25-27, 2017. The talented instructors from the Denver School of Botanical Art and Illustration exhibited as a group, representing Colorado with portraits of high-altitude plants, “Rocky Mountains: Plants and Funghi with Altitude”. We were awarded a group GOLD MEDAL, indicating that all of our work was of the highest artistic quality and botanical accuracy. Only two other group Gold Medals have been awarded in the long history of the RHS exhibits. We are thrilled!
I drew this piece from a 1968 herbarium sheet at the Denver Botanic Gardens and a live specimen, which I collected at 9200' above sea level. This work is colored pencil and a touch of pastel on Mylar film.
Lupinus argenteus 12" X 16" ©2016
• February 25-27, 2017
Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Show
International juried exhibit.
"Rocky Mountains: Plants and Funghi with Altitude"
Denver School of Botanical Art and Illustration, 11 instructors showing 10 works
• February 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Explore This! 13 Colored Pencil Society of America. Juried exhibit
• December 3, 2016 - April 9, 2017
Focus on Nature XIV
Juried international exhibit
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Susan Rubin
Denver Art Museum Blog, August 2015
Meet the Natives, A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs: Bridging the Gap Between Trail and Garden
by Dan Johnson / M. Walter Persman, April 20, 2012
From Penstemons to Pines
Exhibit catalog / artist guide
Denver Botanic Gardens, 2010
(find my writing and illustrations throughout the book)
Botanical Portraits in Colored Pencil
by Ann Swan, 2010
(find me in the Gallery)
Flourish, A Visionary Garden in the American West
by Panayoti Kelaidis, 2009
Durable Plants for the Garden
by Plant Select, 2008
(Find me on pages 50, 161, 166)
Today’s Botanical Artists
by Cora Marcus & Libby Kyer, 2007
(Find my profile on pages 100-101)