Mar 09 2024


10:00 am – 12:00 pm




The Nature Chapel
The Nature Chapel
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, College Road, Key West, FL, USA

We are grateful to our sponsors and donors

Art in Nature | Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

The Nature as Art Program Plein Air Presentation welcomes all to the opportunity to explore the Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden with an artist’s eye. Fiona Morehouse, a global artist with over 20-years’ experience has studied art in Italy, made art in India, and taught art in New Zealand and Central America, will do a presentation for her art philosophy followed by an on-site Plein Air class at the Garden

This is a two-part workshop that includes a presentation by Fiona Morehouse on March 8, followed by an in-Garden plein air painting workshop on March 9.

What you need to know:

  • Presentation: 10 a.m.-Noon, Friday, March 8 in the Toppino Nature Chapel in the Garden
  • In-Garden workshop: 10 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, March 9 in the Garden. Choose your favorite spot and enjoy the beauty of nature as it comes alive in your painting.
  • Registration is required: Contact Garden Executive Director Misha McRAE,; 305-296-1501.
  • Cost: $25,
  • Supplies: Supplies are NOT included. Please bring your own art supplies.


About Fiona Morehouse:

  • Fiona has been developing and facilitating integrative arts and ecology curriculum for over 20 years, and has facilitated a diversity of interdisciplinary, inter-generational workshops across the US and abroad. She currently splits her time between art making and teaching at MASS MoCA, a contemporary art museum in North Adams, MA.
  • She has exhibited internationally and has several permanent public art installations across the United States, including White Salmon WA, Shepherdstown WV, and Middletown MD. Studying fine art and music at McDaniel College, she received her BFA and K-12 Art Education Certification in 1999. She continued graduate study in ceramic art at Hood College, followed by coursework in painting and encaustics at The Art Students League in New York. She is currently completing a Museum Studies Graduate Certificate from Harvard University.
  • Exploring ideas of Resonance, Receptivity, and Entanglement through real and imagined openings in the landscape, Fiona’s work aligns with a kind of ecological thinking consisting of networked relationships and living systems. These images then serve as taproots in the studio where time slows and portals open. Here, invisible threads of communication and collaboration surface, and the interior life of the tree becomes a reflection of the intricate world inside her body.
  • “Observing conduits of energy from above and below, I converse with trees because I want to think like a forest. I imagine what it is like to be a root hair, a strand of mycorrhiza, or a neuron in the human brain entangled in conversation about the unifying life force within all things. Here, the dynamic relationship of space, color, light, and shadow draws me into the potency of what lies unknown, inside us all.”

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Misha McRAE
Misha McRAE
(305) 296-1504

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