Fantastica Botanica

For the month of November – and in conjunction with the Tauranga Garden and Artfest – Graham Crow is showing his Fantastica Botanica in the foyer of the city’s Trinity Wharf Hotel.

Photo: Sandra Simpson

Graham has revisited his hydrangea exhibition from the last Garden and Artfest and now presents his hand-cut and hand-coloured paper petals as a wall, plus three hydrangea domes in various shades. The petals are amazingly textured and the nuances of colour astounding.

Graham also has an exhibition of new works at Zeus Gallery until November 17 – Blue Shift.

A card arrived in the post yesterday from Leigh Nicholas, reminding me she’s part of the Art Trail for the Garden and Artfest and inviting me to drop in to her Papamoa exhibition. Will do!

Leigh is one half of Evergreen Landscapes but is now as much at home behind the camera as she is the design table. In capturing the beauty of our natural world with her camera she demonstrates a keen artistic eye and works in a very natural way. Recommended.

The Garden and Artfest runs from November 17-20.