Backyard Botanicals

Become enchanted by the backyard ecosystem.

Bring the infinitely complex beauty of native, invasive, and naturalized plants into your home with unique original gouache paintings and fine art prints.

click each work below to learn more about each plant

Explore each plant in the series to learn more about what you might find in your own backyard, see process images, and purchase a print or the original.

These works are a continuation of the Backyard Ecology Series which gave birth to the Junk Mail Migration birds and the Library of Backyard Ecology. These en plein air field studies in natural ink and gouache capture the vitality and beauty of even the humblest plant. Native, naturalized, and invasive plants are all captured equally as they appear in my yard throughout the seasons.

Until Next Time…

Kristin M Roach