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Labors of Love Dear Friends: The Academy has had a wonderful year and brought it labors to...
KENTUCKY WORKSHOP w Olivi... ACADEMY OF BOTANICAL ART presents BOTANICAL ART WORKSHOPS IN LEXINGTON,...
March Soul Biz – 20... “Ireland, thou friend of my country in my country’s most...

Australia Expeditions & Florilegium – P...

Dear Friends:   There have been numerous expeditions to and around Australia. Between 1768- 1771, Captain James Cook took the first voyage around the world stopping in Madeira, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, the Society Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Java. As a result of commissions by royalty and early explorers, 17th and 18th century florilegia (records of plants collected) were created. During Cook’s voyage,...

A Short Story of Pomological Art – From Anti...

Malus domestica Borkh. 1795 nv: Common Flowering Apple “Fruit of the Gods” by O.M. Braida© Dear Friends: Pomology is a branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruit and nut. Pomological research is mainly focused on the development, cultivation and physiological studies of fruit trees. The goals of fruit tree improvement include enhancement of fruit quality, regulation of production periods, and reduction of...

A Place to Be

Dear Friends: It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you my friend Anelia Elaine Crawford, P.E.   Anelia is an award winning artist whose work “Tree Culvert” was selected to be on exhibit at the National Arts Club in New York City. “Tree Culvert”, is part of an international competition offered by the 119th Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s Annual Open Juried Exhibit at the National Arts...

“Drawing” for the Sake of Art

Dear Friends: The following is a commentary on the September 12, 2004 New York Times article The Undressed Art:  A Passion for Meaningful Lines by EDWARD SOREL who reports that Peter Steinhart in ”The Undressed Art: Why We Draw,” reminds us that there is something ”innate and human” about the impulse to draw what we see…Like the sweet face of your granddaughter at 2 months…. Steinhart, a...

Academy of Botanical Art 2015/2016 Class Schedule

Dear Friends: Welcome to the new school term for the Academy.  Below are classes and workshops from November 2015 to August 2016.    Call if you have any questions, or write us an email.  Remember, we have  text books to guide you through drawing and watercolor. We look forward to helping and working with you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. God bless, OM Academy of Botanical Art Classical Renaissance...

Passage to Cuba by Penelle – Just Published!...

Dear Friends: It has been an interesting summer – with travel to Hawaii, California, and time to catch up on some good books. Here’s one I thought you might have fun reading – Just be the ticket to armchair travel and suspense – what a ride!   PASSAGE TO CUBA BY PENELLE Against forbidding seas and the beautiful Cuban landscape, an ancient artifact draws an American search team into a web of...