Honoring Those Who Shared our Passion
Sally Papoulas passed away on July 10, 2012 in Hackettstown, NJ. Sally is described as a true renaissance woman, who loved family, people, piano and travel - and botanical art. An ASBA member since 1999, Sally's work was included in the 6th Annual International in 2003.
Christina Davis passed away on May 8, 2012 after a three-year long battle with ovarian cancer. Chris was one of the first members of ASBA, serving as its secretary in its early years. Born and raised in Long Island, she graduated from CW Post College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. A member of the Art Students League of New York, graduate of the NYBG botanical illustration program, fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, and member of the National Association of Women Artists, she was a recent recipient of their prestigious Artists Bell Crammer Award. Her artworks are found in personal and public collections around the world. Recently, Christina Davis Art Works, a Generational Legacy, was published. Chris was a talented and enthusiastic artist, producing almost 100 paintings in the last three years. We will miss her wonderful smile, delicious sense of humor and great ideas. She was a woman of many gifts who has been taken away from us much too soon. (TBA - June 2012 Issue)
Mary Grierson, Society of Botanical Artists, England, has died at age 99. For many years she was the Official Artist at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and has a worldwide reputation for her art.
(TBA - March 2012 Issue)
We have received word from the family of Ann Bennett that she passed away in early September. Ann was a member of ASBA since 2005 and lived in South Portland, ME. (TBA - March 2012 Issue)