Beauty, Bewick’s Wren & Toad, A Painting from my Exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

©-Michelle-Kogan-Beauty-Bewick's-Wren-and-Toad, endangered species

This painting Beauty Bewick’s Wren and Toad, endangered species is in my exhibit Narratives of Nature Watercolors by Michelle Kogan, at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum through Oct. 13, 2013. I’ll be giving a another Gallery Walk were I talk about my artwork and the nature connection it has on Saturday, October 5 th at 1:00 pm.

This painting is also available as an archival print in my Etsy Shop: It’s also included in the Catalogue for the exhibit, which is coming out in about 1 1/2 weeks and also available in my Etsy Shop.

I started the painting in the English Gardens of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, and later finished it in my studio. The toad was actually there…

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: and her website:
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