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Bio:

Dishragstudio 2013 - present
Botanical artist working in the mediums of watercolor, graphite and linoleum block prints.

Hand block printed kitchen linens.


1996 -2013

 Commercial textile designer; in house and freelance.

Lectures/Talks:

Peritoma arborea;Bladderpod

Techniques of a graphite and drybrush watercolor composition 

Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, A Day of Botanical Art 2023

Oenthera californica, California Evening Primrose

A discussion of the drybrush watercolor technique in botanical art.

Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California A Day of Botanical Art 2022

 

Mapping the Elements in a Drawing; A Hollyhock Dried Schizocarp

Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California A Day of Botanical Art 2021

Exhibitions:

2024

17th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

September 17,2024 -December 17,2024

Elegant Clarkia ,Clarkia unguiculata

Graphite  on paper 12"x16" 

Curious Allies:Mutualism In Fungi,Parasites, And Carnivores

The Fifth New York Botanical Garden Triennial

American Society of Botancial Artists

May 18,2024 - October 27,2024, traveling into 2026

Darlingtonia californica

Graphite 14"x10" on paper 

Sarcodes sanguinea

Drybrush watercolor and graphite on paper 20"x14"

2023

American Society of Botanical Artists/Marin Art & Garden Center 26th Annual International Exhibition 

American Society of Botanical Artists

Marin Art & Garden Center

Peritoma arborea

Drybrush Watercolor and Graphite on paper

18"x24"

2022

The Iris

Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California 

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens;Brody Botanical Center

Spring Bud; Iris missouriensis

Drybrush watercolor; 7"x7"

Summer Blosom;Iris missouriensis

Drybrush Watercolor on paper

12"x12"

Recent Works 

Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California

The Huntington Library,Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens;Brody Botanical Center

Jimsonweed Dried Seedpod; Datura wrightii

Graphite on paper

14"x10"

2021

Dare to Be Square

American Society of Botanical Artists Virtual Members show

Bakersfield Cactus;Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei

Drybrush Watercolor on paper

 12"x12"

2020 

California Native Wildflowers and Pollinators

Solo show at Theodore Payne Gallery ; Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild flowers & Native Plants

12 pieces of artwork depicting California Native Wildflowers and Pollinators

Drybursh Watercolor, Graphite and Block Print on paper

January 2020 - April 2020

Dare to be Square

American Society of Botanical Artists Virtual Members show-

Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

Drybrush Watercolor on paper

12"x12"

Summer Banner for the American Society of Botanical Artists Members Private FaceBook Page

Bakersfield Cactus;Opunita basilaris var.treleasei

Drybrush Watercolor on paper

12"x12"

Winter banner for the American Society of Botanical Artists Members Private FaceBook Page 

Wax Currant; Ribes cereum var. cereum

Drybrush Watercolor on paper

10"x14"

2005 participated in group show at the Boone Gallery, The Huntington Library,Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, to celebrate opening of the Rose Hills Foundation Conservancy

Professional Societies

American Society of Botanical Artists   https://asba-art.org/about

Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California   https://www.bagsc.org

Board Member: Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California - Communications Chair 

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