Studio Petals was initiated by Artist and Botanical illustrator Neera Joshi in 2004.
Primarily the Studio is dedicated for education, research, scientific study of Nepalese flora and document them exquisite Botanical art and scientific botanical illustration form. The Studio is about the schooling of intelligence for those who wish to gain knowledge in the subject. Small size classes, workshops are facilitated and individual instruction by Artist /Botanical illustrator Neera Joshi.
Secondarily, Neera shares her experiences inspired from nature that she gained for past two decades and senses a better world to share and live in harmony. She uses acrylic in canvases and water color as her best medium.
Studio Petals: A Botanical art school in the foothills of the Himalayas
“Studio Petals and ….map the extraordinary promise of postcolonial Himalayan botanical art school of by and for the people. While the colonial roots may have been exploitive, the shoots have been transformative, hurling themselves skyward and into the future. As they blossom and flourish in Himalayan soil, one can only hope that word spreads in rapid, reticulate fashion, making the mountains come alive with botanical art for generation to come.”
Past events with Studio
- 2020attended by a first group of Masters in Botany, TUScientific Botanical illustration course
- 2019for school children to College teachers and students, Telangana Heritage, State Museum, Hyderabad.Botanical Art workshops
- 2017/2019at KATH, National Herbarium and Plants Laboratory,Scientific Botanical illustration workshop for Botanists and scientific officers
- 2018Fine art students attending two days art workshop
- 2015Park Gallery NepalArtists to Kathmandu. A Botanical Art Exhibition (Britain Nepal 200 years celebration)
- 2015Kathmandu Arts center, Patan Dubar Square6 Botanical Artist from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
- November 2014at Central Dept of Botany,Tribhuvan UniversityBotanical Illustration held for Participants , Flora Writing, Flora of Nepal
- June 2013at The Laboratory of National Herbarium, GodavariCollaborative art workshop/ training for public with “Project Nepal”
- June 2013at The Laboratory of National Herbarium, GodavariBotanical Illustration workshop for Flora Writers, Dept of Medicinal Plants