It all started when...
I saw a carnivorous plant display at a local flower show presented by the New England Carnivorous Plant Society. I knew of typical carnivorous plants like Venus Flytraps, Sundews, Tropical Pitcher Plants, and American Pitcher Plants. I even had a few of my own. But when I saw Cephalotus (Australian Pitcher Plant) and Heliamphora (Sun Pitcher Plant) in the display, I was struck with awe. I had never seen plants so beautiful in their own unique ways. I visited their annual show and saw countless carnivorous plants that I had never seen before. I was so impressed with the plants and the people who were organizing the show, that I decided to join the society. After that, my collection and knowledge on carnivorous plants grew exponentially. My nursery is still very small, but big enough to start sharing the joy of growing and learning about carnivorous plants with you. I named my little nursery after Charles Darwin who has been my hero since I was a child, and who was also fascinated by carnivorous plants, inspiring him to write his book 'Insectivorous Plants'. Atelier is an 'art studio' in French, as botanical art and the art products of carnivorous plants are also available here. Thus Darwin's Atelier was born. I hope to help you grow your obsession with carnivorous plants!
----- Emmi Kurosawa, proprietor
About the Artist....
E. K. Wood is a New England based botanical artist and a biologist who has been infatuated with nature since childhood, especially things that are odd and rare. Going into the woods, ponds, and rivers, Wood finds the specimens of the day, examines thoroughly and draw. Botanical Art requires careful observation of the plants and methodical attention to detail. That is why Wood's analytical background as a biologist and the passion for intricate beauty of plants make the watercolor art especially accurate, vibrant, and unique. E. K. Wood is a member of the New England Society of Botanical Artists and the American Society of Botanical Artists, and has studied under the guidance of Sara Roche at Friends of Wellesley Botanic Gardens, Catherine Watters at Filoli, Suzan Fisher, and Martin Allen.
E. K. Wood Exhibition History
Boston Flower Show, Boston, MA (March, 2016)
"The Art of the Woody Plant", Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA (July-Sept., 2016)
"The Art of Science ... the Science of Art", Akillian Gallary, Canton, MA (Nov.-Dec., 2016)
Boston Flower Show, Boston, MA (March, 2017)
"Water World" juried exhibition, MassAudubon Trailside Museum, Milton, MA (May-July, 2017)
"RAW" juried botanical art Exhibition, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA (Spt.-Nov., 2017)