Molly Peacock presentation on March 9, 2013

Molly Peacock, author of The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 , spoke on March 9, 2013 at the Wellesley Library to an audience of botanical artists, garden club members and fans as far away as Rhode Island!

Her hour-long talk and power point presentation encompassed the life of Mary Delany, who lived in the 1700s. Molly entwined the story of Mrs. Delany's personal life with her discovery of botanical art. Mrs. Delany created a new form of art with her mixed-media collage. Her paper botanicals represent the flora of her time and the astounding botanical accuracy of any botanical painter of her time. This amazing body of work is made up of 985 works of art! Molly Peacock's book will tell you more! You may find out more about Molly, Mary Delany, and her botanical collages on line. Thank you to Lucy Sur, NESBA VP of Programs, for scheduling this event!

Molly Peacock (front row, left) with NESBA members Rita Edmunds,
Lori Waresmith, Nancy Savage and Lucy Sur

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