We are very happy to announce that Brazil has joined us in the Botanical Art Worldwide project! Brazil is country number 19 and brings the continent of South America into the list of participating continents. Its steering committee consists of Diana Carneiro, Maria Alice deRezende, and Fátima Zagonel, who have all been recipients of Margaret Mee Fellowships. The fascinating and unique flora of Brazil includes such well-known trees as Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis), and Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa), along with rare and unusual orchids, bromeliads, and mosses. The project and exhibition will be a joint effort between the Municipal Botanical Museum, the Botanical Garden of Curitiba, and the Center of Botanical Illustration of Paraná. See Brazil's page on this website for more information. Below is a painting of the national tree of Brazil, Caesalpinia echinata, by Fátima Zagonel in watercolor on paper. This tree is also now listed as endangered by Brazil and on the IUCN Redlist.
Welcome to Brazil!!