Originals are drawn with wax and oil-based colored pencil on museum quality two-ply Bristol vellum. Limited edition prints are reproduced on either Museao Portfolio Rag or Verona textured 285g, depending upon texture needs of the picture. Frames custom made to meet  the American Society  of Botanical Artists (ASBA) requirements are available for both originals and prints.

Additional frame styles are available upon request. Customers may order prints custom made in differing sizes. Contact Marian (ladlock@msn.com or phone 651.792.6005) for custom options and pricing.


In addition to specializing in botanical subjects, I also find great pleasure in drawing landscapes, animals, portraits or any subject that you may want reproduced in colored pencil. Contact Marian (ladlock@msn.com or phone 651.792.6005)


My style of painting plant life is known as botanical art, or illustration. This modern style combines scientifically accurate portrayals of plant life with artistic acumen. This allows for the use of these paintings to change from scientific research to works of fine botanical artwork. This modern style is sometimes referred to as contemporary botanical art. Typically, modern botanical art illustrates the plant subjects on either a blank background or in situ.