May 27, 2013
3:00 pm

"Tulipa" by Linda Heppes Funk

Stop by the Visitor Center now to purchase your raffle tickets for Linda Heppes Funk’s glorious watercolor “Tulipa,” valued at $5,800.  Tickets are $10 each or $90 for 10. Then, join us in the Visitor Center on Monday, May 27, for the drawing. You may be the lucky winner!

The raffle proceeds benefit the Expert-in-Residence program at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Learn more about this exciting raffle and “Tulipa.”

We hope you won’t miss this chance to take home an exceptional, framed original botanical painting by a highly regarded artist with 38 years’ experience in design and illustration. In her Maine studio, working only with live plant specimens, she specializes in pencil, drybrush watercolour, gouache, and metalpointe drawing. She also tutors private students there. For many years she has taught at various venues, including The New York Botanical Garden; College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine; The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine; and in Massachusetts, at the Creative Arts Center, Chatham; South Shore Art Center, Cohasset; and Wellesley College, Wellesley.  Her work is exhibited widely and appears in many publications.  In addition to work as a fine artist and decorative painter, Linda designs furnishings, fabrics, and ceramic dinnerware.  She was the recipient of the coveted Award for Excellence in Botanical Art, presented in October, 2001, by the American Society of Botanical Artists.  She served as a Director of the ASBA for six years, and in 2006 served as a juror for the Scholastic National Awards.