THE HEART OF BOTANICAL ART
Botanical Art lies at the meeting place between art and science but who is the Botanical artist and what compels them to pursue this most time-consuming, engrossing and personally engaging of art forms? What sustains the artist through their art practice and how can botanical artists make a difference?
Mary will explore these questions and share her own reflections, along with some reflections from the worldwide community of botanical artists.
BIO Mary Dillon is an Irish botanical artist who enjoys capturing the essence of a plant with its sensuality and frailty. Her work has been exhibited internationally, is in Pittsburgh's Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation collection and she has been awarded Gold and Silver Medals and Best in Show in Botanical and Floral Art at Bloom, Dublin, 2016 and 2017. Mary is passionate about teaching, running classes in Ireland, the UK and beyond.