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THE ORCHID ALLIANCE PROJECT
BRIDGING ART & SCIENCE
Heaven Scent
Original Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
Coral Fantasy
Original Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48"
Installation of Original Oil Paintings on canvas and Hand Colored Etchings by Patricia Laspino
at the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO
Click to Read about Alice B
As a professional artist, my 35-year career has been inspired by the beauty and diversity of the
natural world and its power to influence. My life’s work, the “Orchid Alliance Project-Bridging
Art & Science”, uses orchids as a metaphor, to explore cultural and biological evolution,
biodiversity and environmental stewardship through art. I view orchids as a flagship plant
family or ambassador to tell stories about the interconnectedness of humanity and the natural
world.

My oeuvre explores the fundamental attractive shapes and designs of nature where symmetry,
color, and pattern all play important roles on nature’s grand stage of attraction. Like the
orchid’s deceptive pollination strategies, my paintings interweave 60-80 layers of transparent
oil color, over a textural groundwork of botanical impressions to engage the senses and incite
passion. My signature style uses layers of paint to capture light, animating the surfaces to
achieve vibrancy, luminosity and drama.

My orchid paintings at the Missouri Botanical Garden encourage you to come along on a
journey of awareness to discover hidden secrets, wondrous beauty and unlimited possibility in
the realm of the sublime
.
"Orchids In the Realm of the Sublime"
2015 Solo Exhibition of Orchid Paintings
by Patricia Laspino
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the Missouri Botanical Garden website
Alice B
Original Oil on Canvas, 72" x 48"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
Obsession
Original Oil on Canvas, 60" x 36"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
Siren
Original Oil on Canvas, 48" x 72"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
Swirling Nymphs
Original Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
Nature's Cradle
Original Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
Ports of Paradise
Original Oil on Canvas, 48" x 60"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
Ghost Orchid Sentinel
Original Oil on Canvas, 36" x 60"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
NFS
Illuminated Vandas at Longwood
Original Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
Embrace
Original Oil on Canvas, 30" x 30"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
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Windswept Brasso
Original Oil on Canvas, 60" x 48"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
Tibetan Sentinel
Original Oil on Panel, 20" x 45"
Gallery Wrapped on 1 1/2" Depth Stretcher Bar
NFS
Paintings Exhibited
at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Hand Painted Etchings On Exhibition
at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Midnight Comet
Hand Painted Etching on BFK Rives White 270 grs.
Melodic Enchantment
Hand Painted Etching on BFK Rives White 270 grs.
Diamond Betty
Hand Painted Etching on BFK Rives White 270 grs.
In recognition of the important research the Missouri Botanical Garden is doing in South Africa and Madagascar,
the artist created and released two new paintings, Heaven Scent and Coral Fantasy, depicting orchids from this region.
Recent Exhibition at the
Monsanto Hall Gallery