BLUEBONNET ARTIST FEATURED IN GARDEN TOUR
Patricia Martin, Dallas artist, will be one of the variety of featured artisans in this year's White Rock East Garden Tour
ABOUT THE EVENT
White Rock East Garden Tour
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dallas - neighborhoods just East of White Rock Lake
Martin's booth --featuring paintings, bluebonnet scarves, note cards and other items -- will be located at 8325 Forest Hill Boulevard. (Please see photos) This amazing and diverse organic landscape has been designated a “Certified Wildlife Habitat” by the national Wildlife Federation. Charming stone paths lead you through a shade garden across the front of the house, and continue into the backyard, revealing a fire pit area, waterfalled Koi pond, vegetable garden, a new Rose focused planting bed by the pool, beehives by the greenhouse, and a secret garden.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Martin is a Native Texan and has lived much of her life in Richardson, Texas. She attended Southern Methodist University receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art. She worked as the Director of Development for the Museum of Biblical Art which sparked an intense passion for painting that led her to completing almost 100 paintings in less than seven years. She contributes work for fundraising auctions to support a variety of causes including MBA.
"I am delighted to be part of this great event," Martin said. "My most recent work has been focused on painting Texas landscapes and seascapes. Last year, I decided to have one of my favorite bluebonnet paintings printed on high-quality "new silk" for a 40" x 40" scarf. This limited edition Bluebonnet scarf will be available along with my hand-painted Texas Bluebonnet ornaments, a variety of note cards with Texas scenes, paintings, and other items."
"Actually, painting has been a life-saver for me this year. I've literally spent hours on the front porch painting scenes on canvas. Having that creative outlet has certainly uplifted my spirits."
For additional information about Martin's work, or to contact her, please visit her website at www.martinmediaartstudios.com
The Garden Tour will highlight three beautifully landscaped homes from three different neighborhoods in Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills, and Casa Linda Estates. A total of nine estates will be showcased – featuring peaceful retreats, large organic gardens, water features, outdoor entertainment venues, and incredible landscaping, trees and flowers. A variety of artisans will be set up with tables at each of the homes offering crafts and artwork. Watch for signs throughout the neighborhood. Due to Covid, masks and social distancing practices will be encouraged and appreciated.
In addition to the Garden Tour, the annual Casa Linda Park Plant Sale will also be held on Alta Mira Drive. A wide variety will be offered.
TICKETS must be purchased ONLINE this year.
For more information and TICKETS for the Garden Tour event, please visit their website at www.whiterockgardentour.org
ADULTS are $15 and CHILDREN are FREE for the event.