Geraldine (“Geri”) Sadoway, Botanical Artist - email@example.com
For the past 15 years I have concentrated on botanical and nature drawing using graphite, ink, coloured pencil, water colour and gouache. Drawing enables me to appreciate the natural world in all its complexity of line, shape, colour and texture. Drawing with graphite is meditative and mesmerizing, attempting to capture the subtleties of tone, value, light and shade to reveal the beauty of a living individual plant. Sketching outdoors with ink and water brush allows me to feel the changing life of the subject and share this life as I create shapes and colours on the page. The experience of drawing and painting is beneficial in itself!
Botanical and nature drawing has introduced me to the fascinating world of botany and ecology and connected me to communities of artists, writers, botanists and scientists who are actively involved in celebrating the beauty and value of the natural world and seeking to nurture and protect it. I am a member of the Botanical Artists of Canada, the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators and the North American Native Plants Society, and I have participated in many workshops, conferences, talks and exhibitions of these organizations.
The Four Seasons: A Juried Botanical Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Botanical Artists of Canada, March 26 – April 6, 2014, The Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, Toronto, Ontario
Botanical Art Show and Sale, Oct 25 to Dec 5, 2014, Swansea Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario
Botanical Treasures at the Woodland Edge: A Juried Botanical Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Botanical Artists of Canada, October 28 – Nov 8, 2015, The Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, Toronto, Ontario
Botanical Art Show and Sale, Nov 4 to Dec 2, 2016, Swansea Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario
A Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary through Native and Indigenous Plants: A Juried Botanical Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Botanical Artists of Canada, July 5 – 26, 2017, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario [Honourable Mention award to Geri Sadoway for “Cup Plant – September & October”
BAC Exhibition at Toronto Botanical Gardens, Aug 1- 31, 2017, TBG Weston Family Library, Toronto, Ontario
Native Plants of Canada, Botanical Artists of Canada, May 5 – 27, 2018, The Cotton Factory Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
Botanical art on display at the Nature Art Studio (Studio of botanical artist Nellie Sue Potter), 2837 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, and during the Toronto Flower Market “In Bloom”, 1001 Queen Street West, May to October, 2017 and 2018.
"Black and White Show (with a splash of colour)" Dignam Gallery, Women's Art Association of Canada, Jan 11 to Feb 12, 2023.