In her collection of botanical illustrations, Brooklyn-based artist Laura Garcia Serventi beautifully showcases the charm of the humble houseplant. Rendered in the artist’s characteristically colorful style, each painting captures potted plants’ unexpected diversity.
In her Gardens series, Serventi paints quirky collections of indoor plants set against splashy tile floors. The flora featured in each composition illustrate the artist’s eclectic interest in plants, which range from blooming flowers and fanned palm trees to towering cacti and squat succulents. Even the houseplants’ pots echo this diversity, as they vary in color, pattern, silhouette, and size.
Much more than a colorful ode to plants or a beautiful botanical study, each vibrant painting in Gardens is rooted by Serventi’s own experiences. Specifically, the scenes are inspired by memories of the lush gardens and verdant backyards in Buenos Aires, where the artist spent her youth. This Argentinian influence is also apparent in her radiant series of Tropicals, as well as her stunning selection of photography, which features some of her large-scale botanical illustrations as backdrops!
If you’re interested in picking up your own plant-y print, be sure to stop by Serventi’s Etsy.