In 1978, I opened Ganesh Café and the Honey Sharp Gallery in Lenox, MA where I exhibited artists from various parts of the world including Haiti, Canada, Mexico and last but not least, the US.
While raising three amazing children: Alexandra, Nadia and Daniel with my husband, David Lippman, I studied horticulture and landscape design, launching Honey Sharp Garden Design in 2000. In local publications I published anything from native plants to historical gardens such as The Mount in Lenox, MA, Sissinghurst in England and La Foce in Italy. Most fulfilling however, was collaborating with my family on a book called, Nomads 5 about our travels around the world which I chronicled via photography.
My passion for this medium was rekindled in 2010 when we moved part-time to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico while still having the chance to explore the planet. Bhutan was a highlight.
Through my camera lens, I celebrate both the natural and the human world. Be it in a local mercado, a religious procession, a desert landscape — or my own backyard, I seek to focus on each moment as it unfolds.
"It is only with the heart that we can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye", Antoine de St. Exupéry
2019 “Pairs” Photographic Gallery SMA, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2018 Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA;
2017 "A Child's World", Meeting House Gallery, New Marlborough, MA
2016 "Interpreted Reality" Galeria Photo/Graphic, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2015 510 Warren Gallery, Hudson, NY
2014 "Portals", Meeting House Gallery, New Marlborough, MA
2013 Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA
New York Horticultural Society, NYC
2012 Art Print Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Art on Main, Great Barrington, MA
PUBLISHED WORK ON HONEY’S GARDENS
Great Gardens of the Berkshires by Virginia Small with photos by Rich Pomerantz (Down East Books, 2008)
The Golden Trowel Award, Garden Design Magazine (2001)
Yankee Magazine (2009)