A Botanical Sketchbook of the Seasons
with award-winning botanical artist, author and teacher, Wendy Hollender
Suggested materials: sketchbook or hot pressed (smooth) watercolor paper, graphite pencil, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, kneaded eraser, waterbrush or watercolor brush and water. For more detailed information about recommended materials click here
WENDY HOLLENDER is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. Hollender’s illustrations have been published in The New York Times, “O,” The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Sunset Magazine, The Observer (UK) and in a large advertising campaign for the National Peanut Board. Her work was included in the 13th International Exhibition at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and in exhibitions at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the Smithsonian National Museum for Natural History. The US Botanic Garden exhibited a group of Wendy’s art on roots called Illustrating Hidden Treasures in the fall of 2015.
She is the author of BOTANICAL DRAWING IN COLOR: A Basic Guide To Mastering Realistic Form And Naturalistic Color and BOTANICAL DRAWING, A BEGINNER’S GUIDE. Her newest book called The Practice of Botanical Drawing is a companion to her online instructional program for Botanical Illustration at: www.drawbotanical.com
She co-published a foraging book written by Dina Falconi and illustrated by Wendy called Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook in 2013 which has won two gold medals.
Wendy is an instructor of Botanical Art and Illustration at the New York Botanical Garden and leads workshops in exotic locations such as Hawaii, many nature preserves, botanical gardens, arts centers , colleges around the country as well as on her small farm in the Hudson Valley. She recently started a highly successful online botanical drawing program: DrawBotanical.com.
In 1976 Wendy graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and became a home furnishing textile designer. She began a career in botanical illustration after completing a certificate at the New York Botanical Garden in 1998. In 2009 she moved from Manhattan to a farm in the Hudson Valley so she could live among the plants she documents in her work.
Wendy’s Botanical Art and Illustrations at: www.drawingincolor.com, www.drawbotanical.com, and www.botanicalartspress.com
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