Open and Complimentary to the Public
Artist Francesca Anderson specializes in capturing natural history in her exquisite illustrations of plants and wildlife. Twelve of her scratchboards will be on view in the exhibition Native Birds of Florida at Foundation headquarters from April 11th to May 31st, 2022.
Native Birds of Florida brings together a selection of Anderson's life-size scratchboard illustrations of birds. The black-and-white images are striking, meticulously drawn from life in exacting detail. All pieces feature Native Florida birds such as the Great Egret, Black Crowned Night Heron, and Belted Kingfisher. The exhibition's opening reception on April 14th at 6pm will include a special panel with Francesca Anderson and John Rowden, the Audubon's Senior Director for bird-friendly communities. Moderated by our Director of Horticulture, Susan Lerner, they will discuss the importance of native birds in relation to our ecosystem.
Francesca Anderson is a botanical artist who specializes in natural history drawings in pen and ink. Her illustrations have been featured in prominent scientific publications, field guides, as well as books and magazine articles on contemporary botanical art. She has had over 20 solo shows and 60 group shows in the United States and abroad. Her work is represented in many international museums and private collections and in numerous botanical books and journal articles. She has received two gold metals from the Royal Horticultural Society, London. Anderson is a former trustee of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, founder and president of Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, and a Fellow of the Linnean Society, London.