Dave Collins

The Art



  • Watercolour

  • Graphite

Approach / Inspiration

I’ve always enjoyed being outside, gardening or hiking coastal trails while capturing the beauty of the natural world with my camera.  Botanical art is another great way for me to appreciate nature. I love the quiet meditation and contemplation inherent in botanical art.  


In February 2014 I enrolled in an introductory drawing class at the Anna Templeton Centre in downtown St. John’s.  I had retired a year earlier, after a career that spanned 37 years, and hoped to rekindle a childhood interest in drawing.  I’ve been taking art classes and workshops ever since, mainly in watercolour.  I joined the Botanical Art Society of NL in February, 2017 - very much a beginner, but eager to learn!  I was immediately attracted to the botanical art form, and am enjoying the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques as my art practice continues to evolve.  

Exhibitions / Awards 

  • Art in the Garden, MUN Botanical Garden (2016) - Group
  • Ericaceous Art Show, MUN Botanical Garden, NL (2017) - Group
  • Art in the Garden, MUN Botanical Garden (2017) - Group
  • Garden & Nature Art Exhibit, MUN Botanical Garden (2017) - Group


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


E. dcollins@nl.rogers.com