Margaret Gallagher’s detailed ink-and-watercolor illustrations highlight the intimate beauty of Southern California’s native ecosystems. Long, quiet walks in Los Angeles’s often overlooked wild spaces—Griffith Park, the Los Angeles River, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the Santa Monica Mountains—provide inspiration for her drawings, which depict the hidden worlds of plants, animals, fungi, and invertebrates that subtly exist in the spaces around us. Scientifically accurate yet full of whimsy, the drawings are full of details that invite the viewer to linger, studying the creatures inhabiting each drawing. Margaret’s artwork invites fellow city-dwellers to recognize themselves as part of these interconnected webs of being.
Meet the artist, Margaret Gallagher, on March 14 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
This is a free event with free parking. Reservations are not required. Funds from art sales will be used to further art and cultural programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.