Description Originally from South Africa, the Gerbera (pronounced JUR-bra) is named after the 18th century German doctor, Traugott Gerber. Gerberas vary widely in colour, with over 200 varieties ranging from miniatures to large-headed types larger than the average hand, and in every colour but blue. Associated with the star sign Leo, they were little known until 20 years ago, and were first imported to Europe in the 19th century.
Dawn LeBlanc, Edmonton, Alberta Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement
A graphic designer by trade, Dawn is a semi-professional photographer whose images are held in private collections throughout North America and Europe. Her images have appeared in national publications, books, and newspapers. A latecomer to photography, Dawn began a journey with her camera that immediately engaged, captivated and consumed her. The photographs that have materialized reflect her admiration of nature as she looks at underlying forms, shapes and colour, seeking to strip away distracting detail and discover the play of light and shadow that can make the ordinary extraordinary. She hopes that in presenting things the way she does, others might also recognize and share in the simple solace and beauty of the natural world.