Imagine painting every part of a living plant with incredible detail or bringing the vibrancy of a stem or a single petal to life. What are the features of this art form? Why and how did it develop? Who practices it today? And see a demo of selected techniques used by botanical artists and learn of some resources in Maine. Diane Piktialis has a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from the Friends of Wellesley College Botanical Gardens. She is currently President of the New England Society of Botanical Artists. Diane splits her time between Brookline, MA and Ogunquit.