Virginia's Blue Ridge is Open for Business!

Governor Northam has lifted mask mandates for fully-vaccinated individuals, except on public transit, in health care facilities, and in congregate settings. Businesses retain the ability to require masks in their establishments. Effective May 28, Virginia eased all distancing and capacity restrictions. Learn More >


Denise Swayne

Click image for larger view

My entire life I have enjoyed drawing and painting. Then along came the love of gardening and a fascination with Botany, I received my certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from The Brookside School of Botanical Art in 2010. Before that I trained as a Master Gardener in Maryland and have been involved in Federated Garden Clubs for 20 plus years. Growing, arranging, drawing and painting plants, fruits and vegetables are pure joy for me. I am always excited to learn new techniques and gather interesting information. Most of my work is in watercolor, but I do use colored pencils and graphite. Commissions are welcome.