Part 1 Submitted by Barbara Raub, for Let’s Talk Plants! May 2022. Part 2 Coming next month.
Here is the beautiful art created during the 2022 Spring Garden Tour in Poway and the artists who painted in the tour gardens.
Hilltop Haven – Sherry Roper.
“Award-winning artist Sherry Roper paints in the traditional realist style of art, employing careful drawing and attention to detail.”
Serene Succulents – Jami Wright.
“After almost 30 years as a public-school art teacher, she now focuses on her love of landscape plein air watercolor painting and also enjoys teaching adult beginner watercolor classes. (Yay! No need for referrals or parent conferences!)”
Casa de Flores - Sarah Sullivan.
"Sarah lives in San Diego with her husband, enjoys family and friends, reads enthusiastically, travels frequently, and keeps her sketchbook at hand. A plein air painter, she is known for her vibrant gouache paintings on black paper.”
Also at CASA de FLORES - Stephanie Van de Wetering.
“Stephanie Van de Wetering paints with transparent watercolor, often choosing to paint portraits and landscapes. She seeks out people and places that reflect the joy she finds in everyday life. She is also an avid quilter.”
Casa de las Palmas – Lorri Lynch.
“Lorri is a ‘Party on a Page’ watercolor COLOR landscape artist. She has been the San Diego Watercolor Society’s demonstration paint out manager for the last 15 years.”
World Gardens – Cherry Sweig.
“Behold an artist's vision through Cherry Sweig’s illustrative journal process to an original oil painting featuring the charismatic interplay of color, movement and light.
Mudd Nature Preserve - Joyce Gia Trinh.
“Joyce can be seen plein air painting all over San Diego County and at special cultural events such as the Tule Boat Launch at Crown Point, Wetland Festival at Mission Bay marshland, and the Lunar New Year celebration. Joyce loves to paint natural habitats but has taken it one step further and created her own habitat by converting her hot tub into a natural pond which is filled by rainwater."
Contemporary Sanctuary – Shelly Madruga.
“Shelly's work draws inspiration from nature and the balance between color, light and shadow.”
Thanks to the hard work of longtime Poway resident and artist and SDHS volunteer extraordinaire, Barbara Raub, once again there were wonderful artists painting in the gardens on this tour.
"The San Diego Horticultural Society loves to feature plein air artists in the gardens on our spring tour each year. It is so inspiring to experience a garden through the eyes of an artist as they interpret the garden in a painting which captures that moment in time. Each year, I love to match up artists with the gardens, paying close attention to the personal style of the garden and garden owner, as well as the artistic style and personality of the artist. A good match creates artistic synergy!" - Barbara Raub