My style of painting plant life is known as botanical art, or illustration, and is occasionally referred to as contemporary botanical art. In ancient times, scientifically accurate portrayals of of plant life were used for scientific purposes. In modern times, when artistic acumen was combined with scientifically accurate portrayals of plant life, uses of these paintings expanded from just scientific purposes to what is known as works of fine botanical artwork. Typically, botanical art is portrayed on a blank background or in situ. If the artist, as I sometimes do, includes something like a bird or vase in the painting, these additions may change the reference to the painting from botanical art to non-traditional botanical art. Presented here is my non-traditional botanical art.