Roger D. Sorrell is a plant portraitist who aims to portray the dreams of plants: their spirituality, dynamism, and
inner character. He has a background in botany, art history, and botanical painting. For many years in Hawaii,
he worked in a laboratory where he helped save endangered native plant species from extinction. He uses vibrant watercolors
and gold ink on black paper to portray plants and flowers in a manner that makes them come alive with inner luminescence and
radiant drama. Sometimes his paintings allude to fine art styles of earlier historical periods such as art deco, pre-Raphaelite,
or post-impressionism in their ability to accent the drama and individuality of the plant species. To see Mr.
Sorrell's paintings is to take a journey through an enchanted floral world using an artistic lens to reveal its mysterious,