A Wine & Country Shop exclusive celebrating April in Virginia, sure to be beloved by gardeners and nature lovers. A beautiful way to bring practical art into your home. Trimmed in bias and expertly hand sewn on premium fabric. Lara Call Gastinger
is a botanical artist and illustrator in Central Virginia. She is the chief illustrator for the Flora of Virginia Project
and a two-time gold medalist at the Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Shows in London (2007, 2018).
The subjects of her art come from the natural world and her art reveals detailed evidence of change, decay, and processes that occur in nature. She finds great inspiration in a carrot that has gone to flower, a broken seed pod, twisted roots or insect damage to a leaf. She strives to make a plant portrait in such a way that it reveals its character and uniqueness. Her focus is on the small details in nature, down to the small venations in leaves which hopefully inspires others to look a bit deeper and pause a bit longer.