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Paulette Tavormina, Botanicals

Paulette Tavormina, Botanical V (Wisteria and Peonies), 2013

A Little Bit About the Artist…

New York City-based artist Paulette Tavormina can often be found at one of the city’s many farmers markets searching for the perfect produce and flora that characterize her photographs. Her arrangements often recall the sumptuous detail of seventeenth century Old Master still life paintings. With a painterly perspective reminiscent of Francisco de Zurbaran, Adrigen Coorte and Giovanna Garzoni, Tavormina’s still lives reveal captivating detail and beauty, and serve as a reminder of the fragility of life.

Tavormina’s photographs are in museum, corporate and private collections. Her works have been exhibited in Paris, London, Moscow, Lugano, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Beach, Boston and Chicago. Tavormina, who is largely self-taught, currently works as a commercial photographer. She has collaborated with The Fabulous Beekman Boys on three cookbooks, including the critically acclaimed The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook. Previously, Tavormina was a prop and food stylist in Hollywood, her work displayed on the silver screen in films such as Nixon and The Perfect Storm.

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Paulette Tavormina, Botanical IV (Waterlilies and Poppies), 2013

Paulette Tavormina, Botanical VI (Juliet Roses), 2013

Paulette Tavormina, Botanical VI (Juliet Roses), 2013

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Paulette Tavormina, Botanical II (Ranunculus and Delphiniums), 2013

Paulette Tavormina, Botanical I (Cherry Blossoms), 2013

Paulette Tavormina, Botanical I (Cherry Blossoms), 2013

Paulette Tavormina, Botanical VII (Tulips), 2014

Paulette Tavormina, Botanical VII (Tulips), 2014

Paulette Tavormina, Botanical III (Bleeding Hearts and Magnolias), 2013

Paulette Tavormina, Botanical III (Bleeding Hearts and Magnolias), 2013

{Aren’t these floral prints just breathtakingly beautiful? If you really look carefully at each one, you can see little butterflies, insects, lady bugs, sea shells, caterpillars, and even crabs. At first glance, they almost all look the same, but when you take a closer look, her composition is so very different in each. The black backdrop makes the flowers and critters POP but also reveals that old world style drollgirl mentions above, but with a fresh and modern twist… I could get lost staring right into each for hours, and I just might. ~ Maegan}

* To view more masterful works & still lifes by Paulette Tavormina, visit drollgirl.com

 

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

4 Comments

  • drollgirl

    March 12, 2014 |

    i love her work! just incredible! she captures and PAUSES on what we blow by every day, and makes us take a closer look at the amazing beauty around us. does that sound cheesy? i don’t even care if it does. her works are amazing, and thank you for posting them!

    linking to your post in just a sec! 🙂

  • Fashion Musings Diary

    March 12, 2014 |

    Gorgeously inspiring for Spring!

  • Pep Tintari

    March 13, 2014 |

    I really like the densely populated pieces.

  • Franca

    July 14, 2014 |

    Amazing work, this is so inspirational!
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