Gail Goodrich Harwood
A Tennessee native, Gail and husband Everett have been Virginians for the past 10 years and reside in Richmond's west end. She describes herself as a life-long dabbler in photography and art, with a particular love of architecture, gardens and botanical subjects. The past five years of study and creation have been focused on the genre of botanical art and illustration. Gail is a passionate collector and student of both botanical history and botanical art. She travels extensively for business and pleasure, and always carries a sketchbook and portable materials.
Gail's work has been awarded State Fair ribbons in Indiana and Virginia for photography, antique button jewelry, needle felting, watercolor, pencil and mixed media categories. In 2013, her mixed media work was awarded the Best in Section rosette at the Virginia State Fair. Also in 2013, her needle-felted botanical work was awarded the blue ribbon at the Virginia Orchid Society Show. Gail has exhibited in juried shows sponsored by the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region (BASNCR), Botanica at Brookside Gardens in Maryland and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond. She has also participated in invitational exhibits at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Williamsburg Library, Tuckahoe Library in Richmond, the Library of Virginia and Staunton Augusta Art Center.
Gail has studied botanical art with Lara Call Gastinger, Celeste Johnston, Hazel Buys and Juliet Kirby, and holds the Certificate in Botanical Illustration from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. She is a board member and publication editor at BASNCR, a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and a member of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie-Mellon.