Upcoming Meeting Details

Quarterly Meeting: Sunday, October 2, 2022

Presentation: Catherine Watters, History of Botanical Art

Discover the fascinating history of Botanical Art from the 15th century BC to the present day revival. This lecture will take you on a journey from voyages of exploration to gather & document plants from the far corners of the world, to contemporary collections illustrating the plants of notable botanical gardens or areas of particular interest.


Born and raised in Paris, Catherine is a botanical artist and instructor whose paintings have been exhibited at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK; the Museum of Sydney, Australia; Parc de Bagatelle, Paris; Villa Bardini, Florence, Italy; the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; The Horticultural Society of New York; Filoli and the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Garden, CA. Her work is included in many private collections including the Alisa and Isaac Sutton Collection and permanent collections of The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation; The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and The Museum of Natural History in Paris. Her paintings are featured in several international Florilegia depicting the plants of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Alcatraz; Filoli; The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden; The National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai; The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and the Château de Brécy in France. Her work is included in numerous books and catalogs including ASBA’s Botanical Art Techniques book published by Timber Press, 2020. Catherine has been teaching botanical art for over twenty years in the San Francisco Bay area, throughout the U.S. and in France. She co-developed the Botanical Art Certificate Program at Filoli where she taught for 20 years. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden and The Red List Project. Catherine received her B.A. and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Davis where she studied French and Art.

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12:00 noon - 12:20: Log into Zoom meeting, catch up and share with other members
12:20 - 12:30: BASNCR Chapter meeting reports, upcoming meetings dates, exhibits, activities, programs
12:30 - 2:00: Catherine Watters presentation
2:00: Meeting wrap-up and adjourn

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