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New Art exhibit Comes to Sweetbriar: Native Plants by artist, Diane Bouchier

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Description:  Native plants have a subtle beauty and help support pollinators, including birds, butterflies, and bees.  Working in cooperation with the Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI), Diane Bouchier  has created a series of colored pencil drawings featuring native perennials, grasses, flowering shrubs and trees.  Diane hopes that the exhibition will make Long Island residents more aware of these plants and more likely to include them in their gardens.

Biographical Note :

Diane Bouchier

Diane Bouchier studied scientific illustration at Harvard’s Peabody Museum and botanical illustration at The New York Botanical Garden, where she completed the certificate program.  Diane is also the founder of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), which has emerged as the leading international organization encouraging excellence in this art form in all media (www.asba-art.org ).

Diane has exhibited widely, including having her work included in the 8th International Exhibition of Botanical Art at Carnegie Mellon’s Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Her preferred media are colored pencil and egg tempera.  She has taught botanical art and nature drawing for a number of different Long Island organizations, including presently at Gallery North (Setauket).  She also offers public lectures on the history and contemporary revival of this artistic tradition.


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