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PEAKS & VALLEYS POWAY GARDEN TOUR 2022 REPORT: Part 1 - Artist's In The Gardens

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.”

Sherry Roper


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.”

Sarah Sullivan


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.”

Stephanie Van de Wetering


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.”

Lorrie Lynch


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.

Cherry Sweig


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."

Joyce Gia Trinh


Contemporary Sanctuary – Shelly Madruga.

Shelly's work draws inspiration from nature and the balance between color, light and shadow.”

Shelly Madruga


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.


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