Striving to find a unique and interesting angle and capturing the charm, the essence of natural beautify, of her botanical subjects is what breathes the life in Gerry's art. She principally works with graphite, watercolor and oils.
Gerry earned a bachelors and two master's degrees from the University of Minnesota where she also completed coursework in various drawing and painting classes. She went on to study botanical art at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art where she earned a certificate in botanical art. She believes that an educated eye and hand can capture the realism in plants. She hopes to carry on the tradition of the mingling of fine art with the botanical sciences.
Gerry lives rurally, close to nature in Minnetrista, Minnesota with her husband and German Shepherd dogs. The scenic farmlands, graceful wildlife and natural setting provide much inspiration.
Gerry's marsh marigold watercolor painting was accepted into the permanent collection of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Florilegium of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her art is in private collections. Her art has been shows at the Bakken Museum through the Minnesota School of Botanical Art and in several exhibits with the Great River Chapter of the ASBA.