Botanical Artist

 
 


MARJ DAVIS

marjdavis@msn.com


Marj is an artist who works primarily in watercolor. Her main subject matter is native prairie plants found in Minnesota and Wisconsin and abstract patterns from nature.  The beautiful colors and intricate, complex patterns and forms found in nature inspire her work.  She is very interested in the protection and preservation of natural areas.   Marj’s art connects her to nature and it is her hope it helps others to think about the need to preserve and protect the plants, animals, insects and all life forms that inhabit these special areas.  Her botanical art has been shown at the Bell Museum of Natural History, the Bloomington Art Center, the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Bakken Museum, the Robbin Gallery, the Highland Park Library, the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, the Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin Minnesota, the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery in Morris Minnesota, and the Winona Arts Center in Winona Minnesota.


Medium

  1. Watercolor


Solo Exhibitions

  1. Native Treasures, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Winter 2006


Juried Group Exhibitions

•Project Art for Nature Group Show, A Healing Arts Exhibit, Hudson Hospital

& Clinics, Summer 2010

•Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Group Exhibition, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Summer 2010

•Native Plant Drawings, Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Group Exhibition, Highland Park Library, Summer 2009

•Great River: Nature in Art, Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists, Ripple River Gallery, Aitkin, MN, Fall 2009 •Project Art for Nature Group Exhibition, Humanities Fine Arts Gallery,

Morris MN, Fall 2009

•Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Group Exhibition, Bloomington Art Center, Summer 2009 •Inspired by Nature, Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Group Exhibition, Robin Art Gallery, Winter 2008

•Where the Prairie Meets the River, Project Art for Nature Group Show, Paul Watkins Gallery, Winona MN, Summer 2008

•9th Annual Celebration of Community Art Show, Saint Anthony Park, MN, Winter 2007

•Botany Beautiful, an Exhibit of the Minnesota School of Botanical Art, The Reedy Gallery, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Summer 2006

•GAIN ( Gathering of Artists and Illustrators of Nature) Art Exhibit, Bell Museum of Natural History, Summer 2006

•Fergus Falls Minnesota Art Center, Summer 2006

•New Beginnings, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Art and Illustration Program Instructor Show, Winter 2005

•GAIN (Gathering of Artists and Illustrators of Nature) Exhibit of Botanical and Nature Art, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Winter 2004

•New Blooms, Bakken Museum, Minnesota School of Botanical Art, and Medtronic World Headquarters, Summer/Fall 2004

•New Blooms, Bakken Museum, Minnesota School of Botanical Art, Summer 2003

  1. Spring Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, GAIN (Gathering of Artists and Illustrators of Nature) Art Show, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Spring 2002


Education

•Minnesota Master Naturalist Program, University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota DNR and Bell Museum of Natural History

•Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Art and Illustration Program

  1. Classes at Minnesota School of Botanical Art •Art Courses with the Compleat Scholar Program, University of Minnesota

  2. Art Courses at the Edina Art Center

•BS Computer Science, University of Minnesota

•BS Biology, University of Minnesota


Workshops Attended

•George Olson, Painting Native Prairie Plants Workshop, Minnesota School of Botanical Art, 2006

•Pandora Sellars Botanical Watercolor Workshop, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 2005

•Martha Kemp, No Color No Kidding Workshop, ASBA Conference, Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2005

•Alexander (Sa Sha) Viazmensky, Painting Mushrooms Workshop, Minnesota School of Botanical Art, 2004

•Jean Emmons, Painting Autumn Leaves Workshop, ASBA Conference, Hunt Institute, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 2004

•Katie Lee Drawing and Painting Birds Workshop, Minnesota School of Botanical Art, 2003

•Katie Lee Watercolor Workshop, Minnesota School of Botanical Art, 2002

•Museum Bound: A Book Arts Workshop, Bell Museum of Natural History, 2002

•Margaret Saul Watercolor Workshop, Minnesota School of Botanical Art, 2002

•Cheng-Kee Chee Watercolor Workshop, Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota, 1998


Member of

  1. American Society of Botanical Artists

  2. Project Art for Nature

  3. Minnesota Master Naturalist