Libraries to feature Watertown artist

This botanical image by Kathi Reeves is among the art showcased at the Waconia and Watertown libraries in January and February. (Submitted photo)

Kathleen Reeves of Watertown is the featured artist at the Waconia and Watertown libraries for the months of January and February.
Reeves is originally from northern Illinois and currently resides in Watertown. As an avid gardener and lover of nature, she was inspired to take up botanical painting and studied at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art.  She enjoys the challenge of accurately depicting a plant and finding its character.
She is a member of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Reeves is honored to have had her work exhibited in the Great River Chapter Shows in Minnesota, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the St. Paul Winter Carnival, and at the ASBA show at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, Calif.
“I have always admired the artists that traveled on expeditions throughout the ‘new world’ in the 17th and 18th centuries” Reeves said. “Literally, what a trip that would be! But the person that really got me going is Marilyn Garber, the founder of the Minnesota School of Botanical Art. She is a great instructor and artist.”