Art Opening at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

Botanicals: Watercolor Prints by Michelle Feldman Castle

Opening November 9, 2017

5:00pm - 6:30pm


Michelle Castle, owner and founder of Honey Paper, will be showing her botanical watercolor illustrations and etchings at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe from October 30, 2017 - January 4, 2018. Unframed botanical prints and etchings are available for sale online here.

Everyone is welcome to come to the opening of the show Thursday, November 9, 2017 between 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Enjoy a glass of one of the meticulously crafted estate wines paired with hors d'oeuvres made from fresh ingredients from the Cafe’s Farm.


Michelle’s watercolor illustrations draw inspiration from the rich old world beauty and careful observations of 17th and 18th century botanical illustrations. Her slow, thoughtful paintings capture the essence of a moment with the poise of a ranunculus stem, the agile float of a lingering lacewing, and the fleeting pink radiance of a summer peony.

What sets Michelle’s illustrations apart is her unique interpretation of composition and the use of digital manipulation to achieve her artistic vision. The indigo blossoms of her “Hyacinthus Divided” incline their heads toward the center of the piece. Clusters on the top and bottom create a dynamic white space in between. It recalls an open, airy lightness one might find in a garden teeming with life. 

Her approach is a nod to the elegant and detailed illustrations that have always defined botanical illustrations. She captures the natural elegance of the flowers as they move in the breeze, lure beetle, grasshopper and bee. 

Rustic Rose is lush with its silky petals the color of pomegranate, garnet and sun - the heavy bloom bearing down on the lithe stem. She shows us a glimpse into her garden of days filled with warm morning light and her work inspires us to take a closer look at the smallest wonders.




Botanicals: Watercolor Prints by Michelle Feldman Castle

Show runs: October 30, 2017- January 4, 2018

Opening: November 9, 2017, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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