Welcome to the home page for Linda Ann Vorobik's artistic and botanical endeavors; browse through pages to view her art images, resume or CV, list of events (including workshops, shows, and lectures), and information on purchasing cards, prints, gift cards, and originals. Linda's work can be purchased at selected retail outlets, from this website (see gallery page), and can also be seen and purchased at Chimera Gallery, on Lopez Island, WA. Stop by and say hello: you may find her there!
See UPDATED CALENDAR, WITH 2017 EVENTS.
See a selection of Linda's hand-painted silk hangings and scarves.
Vorobik Botanical Art has a facebook page.
Follow Linda's Blog on Blogspot, with latest posting from March 28, 2017
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Updated April 28th, 2017: Santa Barbara workshop this weekend; talk and show of art in Seattle; show of art at Chimera Gallery on Lopez Island; New blog entry.
Sketch Your Way to Better Botany thhis weekend! (See Workshops and Shows for other events)
Great for artists or gardeners that want to increase their knowledge and appreciation of plants and flowers. Recommended text: A Botanist's Vocabulary.
April 29 & 30:Workshop: Sketch Your Way to Better Botany. Learn botanical terminology while sketching in field or in classroom. Santa Barbara Botanical Garden.
May 18th, 19th, 20th, & 21st. Workshop: Sketch Your Way to Better Botany. Separate sessions on A. Roots, stems, leaves; B. Flowers; C. Inflorescences; D. Fruits and seeds. Workshop includes time for sketching in the field at beautiful Siskiyou sites, as well as classroom time. Siskiyou Field Institute. Selma, Oregon.
Thursday, May 4th. Talk in Seattle to Native Plant Society
Lecture and show of art, "A Yankee Botanists Search for Native New Zealand Bush" Central Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. This botanical travelog begins on the North Island of New Zealand, and extends to the southernmost tip of the South Island, with samplings of many different habitats and species of the New Zealand flora. Linda's particular interest is the ferns, and New Zealand doesn't disappoint: from delicate filmy ferns through magnificent tree ferns. Linda compares the New Zealand flora to that of our own west coast and discusses the native vegetation versus non-native, as well as other aspects of this delightful country.
May 13th, 5-7 pm Opening for Show: "When Flora Speaks" at Chimera Gallery
May 13th - June 9th. Show of art, "When Flora Speaks: Inspired by Nature". Featuring Sally Anaya, weaver of exquisite baskets and other objects, and Linda Ann Vorobik, with her botanical art and handpainted silks and wall hangings. Opening reception May 13th, 5-7 pm; all are welcome.
Gallery is our local cooperative gallery, with 20 plus exceptional artists. Lopez Island, Washington.
Second part orchid drawing blog post coming soon; check Linda's Vorobik Botanical Art Facebook page for updates
Based on her poster session at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, Linda is posting three illustrated articles on drawing and painting orchids.
The first article made the point that one needs to understand the intricacies of orchid flowers in order to be able to draw and paint them.
This second article is about basic drawing tools as applied to orchids, and the third article is about what is needed in order to paint orchids.
This poster session was designed for those who don't know anything about botanical art. The first article is posted now; watch for the next two.
Look on the workshop page for other lectures, workshops, and shows, with several
in Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.
I will host an Introduction
to Botanical Illustration Workshop on Lopez
Island, WA, or at a location of your choice, if I have enough interest. For more information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have posted information
for commissioned botanical illustrations.
This would be of interest to botanists wishing to commission illustrations
and to other illustrators interested in my fees or business procedure.
For teachers: I have posted
a PDF for teachers to use, illustrating different types of inflorescences,
or flowering stalks. And for those learning about botanical art,
I have posted a botanical
art annotated bibliography (first draft).
Happy exploring the wonderful
world of plants & revelling in nature through art!
Linda Ann Vorobik, botanist, editor,
and illustrator of numerous botanical publications, cherishes all
three west coast states as home. She holds a PhD from the University
of Oregon, and conducts field research and teaches in the
Siskiyou Mountains and at other sites. She currently on
Lopez Island, Washington, and is affiliated with UC Berkeley and UW Seattle herbaria.
|Linda has over 25 years of illustration
and college level teaching experience, and is principal illustrator
of, for example, The Flora of Santa Cruz Island, The
Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, and has contributed
many illustrations to the Morphology and Evolution of Vascular
Plants. For more information, see her Resume.
For a complete list of her work experience and publications, see
her Curriculum Vitae.
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