Lawrence Danecke to Exhibit During Shades of Greene Garden Tour

May 18, 2013

Thorpes’ Garden to feature original paintings by Lawrence Danecke


Lawrence Danecke is an award winning contemporary realist painter working in oil, acrylic and specializing in transparent watercolor. His subject matter varies from landscapes, wildlife and portraiture to still life and botanicals. Originally from Chicago, and after having lived in tropical South Florida for a good part of his life, Danecke settled full-time in Greene County five years ago. Always an avid gardener, Danecke finds it “quite easy to realistically depict a flower, a tree, a bunch of fruit or vegetables when you’ve actually nurtured it through all of its days.” His vibrant and vivid watercolors are a testament to the power of water to bring life to a painting as it does to a plant.

Shades of Greene Garden Tour hosted by Main Street: Greeneville will be held Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm rain or shine. The tour features five of downtown Greeneville’s beautiful private gardens as well as several public gardens along the tour route. Tickets in advance are $12 each at the following outlets: Main Street: Greeneville office located at 310 South Main Street, Carolyn’s Hallmark, Greeneville Antique Market, Evans Jeweler and Gallery, and Three Blind Mice. The day of the event tickets will be available in any of the five featured gardens for $15 each. Each garden will be identified with a large bright yellow banner with a purple iris and the words Greene Spring. There is no set touring pattern. Gardens may be visited in any order.