by Clara Josephs, posted by Deb Shaw
It’s closer than you think!
Continue about 15 minutes beyond the Huntington exit on the 210 and you are at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley. BAGSC member Joan Kessey’s Artist Reception was held there this past Sunday and it was so worth the drive!
For 30 years Joan has been painting the wildflowers near her summer cabin at Mineral King (Sequoia National Park). Her paintings are lyrical records of the delicate and charming plants that populate the area. The paintings were hung around the room in order of increasing altitude, and a map that Joan and her husband created showed the location of each specimen she painted.
The reception room was packed with art and plant lovers who were drawn to the enchanting colors and compositions of Joan’s informative paintings. If you are questioning whether wildflowers and drought tolerant plants can be beautiful, then head up the 210 and be prepared to be delighted. Joan’s show runs through June 30. Theodore Payne is closed on Sundays and Mondays.