Mantis and Bee Conversation in the Garden Nigella Image Box  

My wife, Laura Cooper, and I have been developing our garden in the Mt. Washington /Glassell Park area of Los Angeles since the early 1990s. The various plants, and the things that live amongst them, have been an ongoing influence. In these paintings and drawings, the forms and growth patterns of sometimes larger than life vegetation are combined with the smaller, perhaps unnoticed, dramas that go on beneath those layers of growth.

Portraits of insects made large. Masters of their domain in the manner of period paintings of landed gentry.


© 2010-2017 NICK TAGGART

Nebula Desert to Jungle Garden Party
Bee Beetle Butterfly
Dragonfly Grasshopper Robber Fly