Appalachian Primavera (Dolly and Spring Ephemerals)


Appalachian Primavera celebrates the patron saint of East Tennessee, the local deity that is Dolly Parton. In the manner of Bottecelli’s “Primavera’, this watercolor and gouache drawing depicts Dolly arising from a lush carpet of spring ephemeral plants, native to the forests of the Great Smoky Mountain, and crowned with a riot of butterflies, her emblem.. A fully-formed musical, entrepreneurial and philanthropic cabbage patch, Dolly is someone who famously admitted ‘It costs a lot of money to look this cheap’, but who is ironically as natural and essential to the landscape as woodland plants she is intertwined, the species of which are enumerated below:

1. Mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum

2. Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata

3. Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

4. Trillium (Toadshade), Trillium sessile

5. Solomon’s Seal, Polygonatum multiflorum

6. Lady’s Slipper, Cypripedium reginae



Archival giclée print on artist-quality, cold-press watercolor paper.

Print size: Height 14″ X Width 13″

Your selection will be professionally printed from the primary art studio of Annie Rochelle in Knoxville, TN. Artworks are shipped only after being inspected for quality and signed by the artist. Please allow for ample time (up to 30 days) for fulfillment.