The Wonder of Orchids
A study of orchids has a big focus for my art practice, inspired by greenhouse work and visits to the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, Alberta, where a significant species collection is housed. The diversity among species of this largest family of plants on Earth is fascinating. From the tiniest epiphytes to the most voluptuous cattleya blooms, orchids have a way of drawing in the curious. A dozen of these watercolor works formed a solo show at the Conservatory in October- November, 2017. I am excited to keep on exploring this wonderful subject, from native plants and garden varieties, to the tropical ones we are lucky to view indoors in our northern city.