A lovely medieval town tucked into the hills of central Italy is where a group of artists will gather to celebrate the renewal of the senses which comes with the birth of every Spring, each creative personality offering their art to tease a particular sense…
So be it that on the weekend of 6-7 May 2017 my botanical paintings will be exhibited in Corciano (Umbria) to enhance the pleasure of our sense of sight. My husband, professor of music at the Conservatory of Perugia, will delight our ears with music played on his antique harpiscord, while my talented designer friend Cinzia Verni will present a series of her dresses and accessories created with decorated hand-made paper to stimulate everyone’s sense of touch. Three professional flower designers will construct small sculptures of fresh flowers to enliven the public’s sense of smell, and last, but not least, everyone’s taste buds will be seduced by the delicious, decorated chocolates made by the maitre patissier of Vestri chocolates from Florence.
Sala dell’Antico Mulino
Corciano (PG) Italy
Saturday May 6, 2017: hr. 15-19
Sunday May 7, 2017 hr. 10-19
The Museum Of Graphic Arts in Palazzo Lanfranchi in Pisa in collaboration with the University if Pisa organised a small but delightful show dedicated to Roses , called , quite properly, “Rose & Rose” which ran from May 18-June 28, 2015 .
Opening with a brief history of rose illustration accompanied by important antique herbariums in the collections of the Aboca Museum and the University of Pisa, the show then exhibited several rose paintings and the new rose studies by the very talented botanical painter Aurora Tazza from Roma, who now specialises in modern italian rose hybrids. (Aurora has collaborated for many years with the scientific community of the University of Pisa). The exhibit then continued with the complete works of my rose paintings, which are primarily portraits of antique roses, many inspired by poems dedicated to roses.
The evening of May 18th, the atmosphere of the inauguration created a lively evening in the Museum (open till midnight), where the guests were entertained with a repertoire of live music, poetry readings and songs dedicated to the Rose, before being accompanied through the exhibit.
The show ended in June, with an enthusiastic conference where rose lovers, rose breeders and rose scientists campared notes and shared information about this incredible flower which creates an air of excitement wherever people gather to discuss it !
Many thanks to the Museum of Graphic Arts for a truely wonderful event !
31 May – 2 June 2014, VILLA FIDELIA, Spello, Italy
After my personal show last year during the “Giorni delle Rose” organised by the Garden Clubs of Perugia and Terni, for this year’s event I organised the group show “Tra le Rose un Fruscio”, where our botanical paintings of roses were accompanied by illustrations of many small “inhabitants” of rose gardens: bees, birds, and butterflies, ricreating the delightful, poetic
atmosphere of a rose garden. We were awarded a special prize from the Garden Club for the elegance of our space.
November 2013 – May 2014, Hotel Plaza, Perugia
Together with Maestro Angelo Speziale, a series of courses on Botanical Painting was inaugurated and continued throughout the year, in collaboration with the Garden Club of Perugia.
31 May – 2 June 2013
Upon invitation by the Joseph Karolyi Foundation my work was displayed in a group show with Margherita Bongiovanni and Maria Pia Parenti in the Karolyi Castle during the event “The 9th Contemporary European Horticulture and Garden Show”.
The theme for this year’s series of conferences was the study of professions in the field of Horticulture.
Our show was inaugurated by the wife of the president of Hungary, and among the European guest speakers were:Véronique Laulier (Education manager from “L’ècole du Paysage de Versailles”, France), Rosemary Alexander (Principal of the English Gardening School, Chelsea, London) and Antonelli Pacilli (Director of the “Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza, Italy).
Our show represented Botanical and Naturalistic Illustration as a “green profession”.