Copyright - Denise Walser-Kolar

Suzanne Galloway



The natural world around me is my sanctuary.  I am alternately regenerated and awed by Nature's profound beauty, her complexity, and her ruthlessness.  In my art I seek to pay homage to this power by interpreting my glimpse into our natural world.  My media of choice are graphite and watercolor -  I have traded the traditional yellow school pencil for a mechanical instrument that provides me precision in neutral tones and watercolor paint allows me the freedom to move between juicy wet washes and tightly refined color.  To me, producing good botanical art is learning to "see" the subject and then using artistic skills to translate that vision two-dimensionally.  My greatest teacher is Nature herself.

Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
  graphite


Sweet Locust
Gleditsia triacanthos L.
graphite



White Birch
Betula papyrifera 'Marshall'
graphite




Foster's Holly
Ilex attenuata
graphite pencil on paper
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