BarbeyBotanicals

Brevard, North Carolina

BarbeyBotanicals

Botanical Fine Art Prints and Cards

Brevard, North Carolina | On Etsy since 2017

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS! Great gifts for anyone who loves anything botanical!
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I have added a listing where you can mix & match the cards you want for a set of 5!
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August 13, 2017 - I am now on instagram! Follow me! @barbeybotanicals
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Welcome to my shop! Several years ago, I developed a passion for botanical illustration with colored pencil and watercolor pencil. I invite you to look through my shop and hopefully my drawings will touch you as well.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 21, 2020

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS! Great gifts for anyone who loves anything botanical!
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I have added a listing where you can mix & match the cards you want for a set of 5!
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August 13, 2017 - I am now on instagram! Follow me! @barbeybotanicals
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Welcome to my shop! Several years ago, I developed a passion for botanical illustration with colored pencil and watercolor pencil. I invite you to look through my shop and hopefully my drawings will touch you as well.

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Marci Barbey

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Marci Barbey

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About BarbeyBotanicals

Sales 144
On Etsy since 2017

My Passion

When I was living outside of New York City, a friend wanted to take a horticulture class at the New York Botanical Garden but did not have the means to get herself to class. I told her I’d be happy to take the class with her and drive her. In looking through the NYBG class catalog I saw a Colored Pencil Botanical Illustration class that just thoroughly intrigued me. While I could not take that class (my work schedule interfered – darn!), I decided to look into some other means of learning that art. I happened upon a wonderful book by a well-known botanical artist and worked my way through that.

Shortly thereafter I retired and moved to Western North Carolina, a most beautiful place, and continued my studies with an on-line course offered by the author of the same book.

My technique is to first draw and then tone an object with either a dark sepia pencil or the compliment of the local color. I then add the color with my colored pencils and often use watercolor pencils as well to heighten and intensify the color.

Today, I spend much of my time drawing and hiking (ostensibly for exercise, but always with an eye to collecting specimens). I feel as though I am in heaven here in the mountains. Having lived all of my life in and around New York City, it is such a pleasure to be here amidst all of God’s beautiful creation.

Production partners

  • Allegra Printing

    Brevard, NC

    The wonderful people at Allegra took my original colored pencil illustrations, scanned them and with my direction turned them into these greeting cards.

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