Pawling’s Gallery on the Green Presents
Bringing Nature Home:Brine Garden 20th Anniversary
The Gallery on the Green introduces its new season with an exhibit of photographs and watercolors by landscape designers, Duncan and Julia Brine. The gallery opening is on August 21 from 4-6pm. Immediately following the reception, the Brine Garden will open for the guests of Gallery on the Green.
The Brine Garden is celebrating its 20th anniversary and honoring Doug Tallamy’s groundbreaking book, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (2009 Timber Press).
With his original digital Canon Rebel, Duncan Brine makes images that share the design principles of his garden, “how it works.” Duncan’s wife, Julia Brine, his partner in their landscape design firm, Horticultural Design, Inc., depicts in watercolor Chionanthus retusus drupes and the indigenous Euonymus atropurpurea’s colorful fall foliage.
Duncan’s college classmate, Everett H. Scott, makes a special contribution to the show. Everett is the photographer for two classic volumes, Nature Perfected, Gardens through History (1991 Abbeville Press) and Grounds for Change, Major Gardens of the Twentieth Century (1993 Bulfinch Press), as well as, Garden Design and Landscape Architecture magazine.
Duncan Brine, Princeton ‘79, pursued theater and film interests before beginning his work as the principal landscape designer for Horticultural Design, Inc. He’s a landscape design instructor at the New York Botanical Garden.
Julia Brine graduated Harvard in 1977 and then obtained an MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. She studied at the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Illustration program and was recently commissioned to depict the life of Liriodendron tulipifera.
Gallery on the Green represents contemporary artists whose works range from representational to abstract. From painting to drawing, from sculpture to mixed media, it exhibits innovative artists who share a high standard of excellence and artistic judgment and is taking the lead in helping Eastern Dutchess County establish a major presence in the Tri-State arts scene.
The Gallery on the Green is located at 7 Arch Street in Pawling. Hours are Wednesday through Saturdays from noon to 5pm and always by appointment. To arrange an appointment contact Michelle Farnum-Morales at 845.855.5642. For more information on the gallery visit http://www.gotgpawling.com/photography/brine-gardens .