Traveling Exhibition of Native Plant Drawings

Working in cooperation with Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI), botanical artist Diane Bouchier has created a series of colored pencil drawings of native plants that will be on exhibit at a number of libraries and other nonprofit sites during the coming year.  The goal of the exhibition is to make the public more aware of the subtle beauty of these plants that are so essential for our pollinators.

The following is a list of venues on Long Island where the exhibition will be hung. In some cases, it will be in a separate meeting room, so it is advised to call the site ahead of the planned visit to guarantee that it will be open for viewing.

December 2016:Smithtown Library (Main Library)
January - February 2017: Longwood Public Library, Middle Island
March:Sweetbriar Nature Center ECSS, Smithtown
April:The Post Morrow Foundation (Annex), Brookhaven Hamlet
May:Cold Spring Harbor Library and Environmental Center
September - October:Seatuck Environmental Association, Scully Mansion, Islip
November:North Shore Library, Shoreham

About the Artist: 

Diane Bouchier studied scientific illustration at Harvard’s Peabody Museum and botanical illustration at The New York Botanical Garden, where she completed the certificate program.  She is the Founder of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), which has emerged as the leading international organization encouraging excellence in this art form in all media. 

Diane has exhibited widely, including having her work in the 8th International Exhibition of Botanical Art at Carnegie Mellon’s Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Her preferred media are colored pencil and egg tempera.  She teaches botanical drawing at Gallery North, and offers public lectures on the history and contemporary revival of this artistic tradition.


  • © Diane Bouchier