Botanical Art by Diane De Roo
Botanical art is created with real pressed and preserved vegetables and fruits, which are then meticulously hand-painted and mounted in contemporary black frames and shadow boxes. Photos by Michael Levenston taken at a Vancouver craft fair.
Pressing and drying flowers and fruits to create botanical art
Excerpt from the artist’s website:
Diane’s first love is gardening, an interest she developed as a child while tending the large vegetable garden on her family’s Manitoba farm. While raising her own four daughters in small B.C. towns she continued her passion for gardening and creating with the bounty of nature both in her kitchen and in her studio.
Her work continues to evolve from her early days of pressing and drying flowers and fruits to her present botanical art. Over the years, she has developed a process that enables her to press vegetables and fruit while maintaining their intricate forms and colors. Her simple yet elegant designs seek to enhance the intrinsic beauty of nature.
Diane lives, gardens and creates in Kamloops B.C.