Dave Collins

The Art

Techniques

  • Watercolour
  • Coloured Pencil
  • Graphite

Approach / Inspiration

I’m inspired by the beauty and tenacity of Newfoundland and Labrador’s native plants and wildflowers, especially those that thrive near the coastline.  This interest, along with my passions for the great outdoors, photography, drawing and painting, often intermingle and can sometimes find expression through botanical art. 

Biography

With a lifelong interest in drawing, it was a natural progression for me to take up art in recent years as a pastime and hobby. While a series of workshops and classes have helped me along this journey, my main focus has been on self-guidance and learning by doing.  I’ve also had the good fortune to meet some amazing and talented new friends along the way! 

Exhibitions / Awards 

  • Art In The Garden Exhibition, MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s, NL, Canada  (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Rooted in Art: Native Plants of Newfoundland and Labrador, MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s, NL, Canada (2018)
  • Annual Garden and Nature Art Exhibition, MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s, NL, Canada (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Rhody Festival Art Exhibition, MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s, NL, Canada (2017)
  • Plant Portraits, Wyatt Hall, City of St. John’s, NL, Canada (2019)
  • Garden Cafe Exhibit, (MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s, NL (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Murray’s Garden Centre, Grounds Cafe Exhibition, Portugal Cove, NL, Canada (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021) 
  • Rooted in Art: Buds, Blooms and Berries, MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s, NL, Canada (2020)
  • Rooted In Evil, MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s, NL, Canada (2022)

Membership

  • Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Tuesday Art Group, MUN Botanical Garden