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Botanical Art by DD Dowden
May 5 through June 24, 2006

This exhibition features botanical watercolors by DD Dowden, with some representations of the species recorded by Lewis and Clark while they were in Montana. Dowden, an artist and graphic designer, studied art and botany in college and graduate school in Arkansas. In recent years she has resumed her career as an artist with a one-woman show at Arkansas State University in 2001 which featured over 100 botanical paintings and drawings. In 2004, she had a one-woman show at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena in the Artworks Gallery and also contributed tothe Holiday Show, Annual Art Auction, and other invitational shows. Dowden lives in Helena and has worked in the publishing industry for the past 20 years. She has illustrated, designed, and computer produced more than one hundred titles. Her client list includes Dummies, Cliff Notes Complete, Peregrine Smith Books, Botanica Press, Riverbend Publishing, Montana Historical Society Press, Falcon Publishing, Far Country Press, Insiderís Guides, SkyHouse Publishers, TwoDot Books, Idaho Press, and Montana Magazine, as well as numerous nonprofit organizations. When illustrating, Dowden works in watercolor or ink. Although specializing in botanical art, she has published illustrations for subject matter as diverse as King Lear and the life cycle of Lycopodium.

Arrowleaf, by DD Dowden

Arrowleaf
, by DD Dowden

 


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