Current Exhibition

Rebecca Dvorin Strong

Paintings 

February 2- February 28, 2024


www.millerlibrary.org


Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Center for Urban Horticulture

University of Washington Botanic Garden

3501 NE 41st Street

Seattle, WA 98195

206-543-0415


The Miller horticultural library serves the public--over 15,000 people visit each year and thousands more call or email with reference questions. What a perfect place for an artist, who is a devoted lover of libraries, plants, and trees, to have an exhibition! 


My goals as an artist are to express the beauty, mystery, and poetry of Nature, and to create highly personal artworks that also represent wider human concerns. To help invite the viewer into the experience of my artworks, I also display the processes, mediums, and studies that led to the creation of my work.

The Three Graces~Protected Orange Trees

Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper

$1,500.00 each painting

This show has paintings of plants, trees, bees, flowers, and fruits painted in oil, gouache, watercolor, ink, and mixed media. I use these mediums in multiple layers of transparent, translucent, and opaque colors to create the illusion of light, space, and atmospheric conditions and to produce a luminous quality. 

I make close observations of the natural world, and I am especially interested in conveying stages of growth, exploring inner worlds through the symbolism of realistic natural objects, and expressing environmental concerns.