Talbot County artist Lee D'Zmura is an award winning botanical artist whose experience in landscape architecture enriches her watercolors. With a focus on historic landscape preservation, her professional projects inlcude the Jefferson Memorial and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC and Ann-Marie Sculpture Garden in Solomons, Md. The transition from landscape documentation and design to botanical painting was a natural extension of her knowledge and love of plants. Her watercolors are an attempt to capture the beauty and delicacy of the specimen with botanical accuracy. The fine detail in her paintings is in part the result of years of technical drawing.
D'Zmura received her certificate in Botanical Art from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration where she now teaches the advanced watercolor classes.She has studied with several master botanical artists and is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and Botanical Art Society of the National Capital. Her work is in collections throughout the country and has been published in journals on botanical art. She maintains a studio in St. Michaels, Md where she draws inspiration from her neighbors' gardens and the wildflowers of Maryland's Eastern Shore.