We love getting submissions from visitors. Art in particular. It’s just so gratifying to see the landscapes around the NYBG inspiring talented people to create. The paintings above are the perfect example. And they just go to show that even after it’s gone, the Orchid Show keeps giving.
"Pauline is a retired public servant and passionate gardener," the artist’s husband writes. "Born in the west country of England but now living on the south coast, her interest in art started at an early age and she continues to paint many subject matters. She runs an active on-line gardening group and her small garden opens to the public twice a year."
Pauline found the time to visit the NYBG during a globetrotting tour in March. Even a miserably cold, windy and rain-soaked jaunt around the Garden couldn’t hamper the experience (though she is British—not exactly a novice when it comes to inclement weather, I imagine).
"The paintings are acrylic on canvas," Pauline writes. "I tend to paint flowers or foliage as big as possible, often removing things I perceive to be inconsequential to that particular plant."
Botanical art tends to find a home here at the NYBG, and while we treasure all the submissions we run into, it’s heart-warming to know that folks from across the pond gain inspiration from our little scene in the Bronx. —MN