Mary La Patka


July 15 – August 27, 2021

SMAC Gallery

509 W Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258
(Mailing address: PO Box 55)


Regular office hours are:
Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm


If you would like to schedule a private viewing or coordinate a visit outside regular office hours, please contact us via email at:

You can also view this exhibit virtually on YouTube:


Access pdf file of virtual exhibit here.

The Beauty and Science of Botanical Art

“Botanical painting has allowed me to expand my horizon through the medium of watercolor. My detailed, accurate and beautiful paintings are a result of many hours of research, field study and painting.

I have always loved painting, drawing, fiber arts, photography and gardening. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to renew my interest in painting. I was able to combine both my love of painting with my love of gardening through Botanical Art. The result is a happy mix of flowers, bulbs, roots, leaves and vegetables, all represented through the medium of watercolor and graphite.

Each painting requires extensive research of the chosen subject, field study, and many hours in detailed painting. My intention is that by creating paintings of beautiful, botanically accurate plants, those who view the paintings will discover, connect with, and appreciate our ecology, plant diversity and educate in preservation of plant species” ~ Mary La Patka

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