Talbot County artist Lee Boulay D’Zmura is an award winning botanical artist whose experience as a landscape architect enriches her watercolors. Knowledge of plants and attention to detail are skills needed in both art and architecture. The transition from design to botanical painting was a natural extension of her knowledge and love of plants. Her watercolors are an attempt to capture the beauty and delicacy of individual specimens with botanical accuracy. The fine detail in her paintings is in part the result of years of technical drawing.
D’Zmura received her certificate in Botanical Art from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration and has also studied with master botanical artists both in the USA and abroad. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region, the Working Artists Forum, and the St. Michaels Art League. Having retired from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art, she now teaches botanical art at the Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, Maryland.
Her work was recently published in American Botanical Paintings Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic, has been exhibited at the United States Botanic Gardens and is in collections throughout the country. She maintains a studio in St. Michaels where she draws inspiration from her neighbors’ gardens and from the native wildflowers of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.