by Deb Shaw

Estelle DeRidder, Helianthus annuus (annual sunflower) with Spinus tristis (American goldfinch), © 2015, all rights reserved.

Estelle DeRidder, Helianthus annuus (annual sunflower) with Spinus tristis (American goldfinch), © 2015, all rights reserved.

BAGSC member Estelle DeRidder currently has an exhibition at the Theodore Payne Gallery in Sun Valley, California. Entitled “California Native Plants and their Pollinators,” the exhibition runs from May 7 through August 20, 2016.

Estelle works with a combination of media, including watercolor, colored pencil and acrylics. Her Theodore Payne Foundation exhibition depicts various California native plants, along with their appropriate pollinators including hummingbirds, gray hairstreak butterflies and bees.

Estelle also is offering drawing demonstrations the second Saturday of each month the exhibition is open: June 11, July 9, and August 13, from 10 am – noon. The demonstrations are free; no reservations are required. Participants can meet in the Theodore Payne Gallery with hat and water bottle. By popular demand, Estelle has been illustrating and sketching on the grounds of the Theodore Payne Foundation.

The Theodore Payne Foundation is located at: 10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, California 91352, 818-768-1802 and is open to the public during business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The grounds, nursery and gallery are closed Sunday – Monday . The Gallery on-site offers three exhibitions each year, featuring contemporary, modern and historic artists whose work is influenced by our state flora, landscape and natural history.

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