Journey of Plants opens soon in Eelde, Netherlands

At long last, all 10 of my paintings have been shipped to the Netherlands for the exhibition Journey of Plants, opening at the Museum De Buitenplaats on September 16, and traveling after its close there in January. Stellar artist figures Anita Walsmit Sachs (an organizer of the exhibition), Beverly Allen (Australia), Helen Allen (UK), Mieko Ishikawa (Japan), Jee Yeon Koo (Korea), and Vicki Thomas (South Africa) have each created 10 works for the exhibition, which examines how plants become very familiar to us and seem to be our own, even though they have come from somewhere else. And a part of the story is about the plants that don't travel all so well. My 3 focus paintings are: Glass Gem corn, purple potatoes, and vanilla orchid. The other 7 are hops, sunflower, banksia, 2 paintings of North American pawpaw (Asimina triloba),  three-birds orchid, and purple fringed orchid. I'll report from the show once it's open! Thank you to Patty Wageman, Museum Director, and all the staff at Museum De Buitenplaats!

 I studied this sunflower last summer at Arrowood Farms in Accord, NY. The field was filled with what seemed like a million sunflowers, but I had to choose just one!

I studied this sunflower last summer at Arrowood Farms in Accord, NY. The field was filled with what seemed like a million sunflowers, but I had to choose just one!

 Some of the sunflowers at Arrowood Farms last year! Thank you Let, Blake, and Jake for the great subjects!

Some of the sunflowers at Arrowood Farms last year! Thank you Let, Blake, and Jake for the great subjects!

 The first shipment of 8 paintings being readied for shipping to the Netherlands.

The first shipment of 8 paintings being readied for shipping to the Netherlands.