Award Winner : Merit Award

Zoe Botes is also a Scholarship Winner. Among this year’s submissions there are several depictions of the beautiful birch trees that light up Wisconsin’s Northern forests with their stunning white bark. The watercolor Winter Birch, by Zoe Botes, stands out because of her brilliant value contrasts. She captures both the beauty of the birch tree’s bark as well as the snow-muted starkness of winter.

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Winter Birch

Size: 18 x 26"
Paintings - Watercolor

Winter Birch was the winner of District 7 People’s Choice Award in 2018.  I created this piece for the district contest with the challenge of creating a piece that represents where you live, so I figured a forest scene in the middle of winter would fit this theme perfectly.  I focused hard on making the focal point the birch tree by using layers of watercolor to show the patterns and textures of Northern Wisconsin trees.

By Zoe Botes

Mercer, WI
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$600 includes tax
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