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 2015 EVENTS.
See a selection of Linda's hand-painted silk hangings and scarves.
Vorobik Botanical Art now has a facebook page.
Follow Linda's Blog on Blogspot, with latest postings from October, 2012.
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New this month (November 9, 2015--remembering my father who was born on this day):
This weekend, sign up now! Suitable for beginners and advanced; Vorobik has years of experience as a botanical illustrator, botanist, and teacher.
November 14th and 15th, 10 am through 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday: An Introduction to Botanical Art. $170 per weekend for Burke Museum members, or $190 for general public. Class size is limited to approximately 15. Hitchcock Hall, University of Washington, Seattle. See this page for application & information.
Nov. 18 (Wednesday): ILLUSTRATED TALK and SHOW at Orcas Garden Club, Eastsound, Washington
and of art. Orcas Garden Club, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA. Linda's illustrated talk about her botanical adventures and art, "Drawing and Painting Wildflowers throughout the West". A show of artwork follows, with silk scarves, and items that demonstrate how she does her work. Botanical art for sale, with 35% gifted back to OGC.
New Maidenhair Painting and Giclees
Maidenhair Triad, is a newly created watercolor with pen and ink illustration of three maidenhair fern species:Adiantum jordanii, A. aleuticum, and A. capillus-veneris, all west coast natives and wonderful in the garden.
This image took about two weeks to complete.
The framed original is 22 by 28 inches, $1800 framed; email email@example.com for images.
Giclee reproductions (edition of 200) at 16 by 20 inchare available for $125 each, and match in size and style Vorobik images of Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant), and Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum). Each of these images is conservation quality, printed on 140 lb watercolor paper with deckled edges. Together these three ferm images create a perfect threesome of pteridological art for your home.
Nov. 28 Saturday: Annual Lopez Island Preschool Bazaar
Each year there are number of holiday craft fairs on Lopez Island, but this one is special, in that each dollar you spend not only supports local artists, but helps support the Lopez Island Preschool, one of the integral components of the health of our community.
Vorobik will have a large selection of hand-painted silk scarves, wall-hangings, and, new this year, prayer flags, along with botanical art as originals, prints, and scarves.
Linda will also have a number of beautifully framed giclees of her work, such as this image of Adiantum jordanii
, which is available now at Chimera Gallery
for $190 (call to purchase, 360-468-3265 and I will charge only $20 for shipping anywhere in the US).
Vorobik Botanical Bookmarks at the Miller Library in Seattle
Look for Linda's botanical bookmark sets of 6 different designs at the Miller Library, UW, Seattle. Each pack sells for $2; $1 is gifted back to the library.
Also, hank you to Westerlay Orchids for carrying Vorobik botanical art cards. Visit their showroom at 3504 Via Real, Carpinteria, California. You will be amazed by the variety of lovely orchids.
Cards are available for wholesale purchase...would your be a good place for the highest quality botanical art cards? See Vorobik's Wholesale List.
One of several card packs available, this is the most unique, as it walks you through some of the different steps and skills, or "art processes", that the botanical artist must understand in order to create images such as "Medley of Oncidiinae" (image to the lower right).
Art Processes (A7 Cards, 6 per set, $18)
Spring Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest (A7 Cards, 6 per set, $18)
Linda's Favorites (A7 Cards, 6 per set, $18)
Cultivated Orchids: Oncidiinae (A7 Cards, 6 per set, $18)
Four West Coast Ferns (A7 Cards, 8 per set, $18)
Ferns and Flowers (A7 Cards, 8 per set, $18)
Announcement-sized Cards (5per set, $8)
Vorobik Botanical Art Cards Now Available at SAM Gift Shop A selection of botanical art cards can be found at the Seattle Art Museum Gift Shop; if you enjoy these, request other designs!
Gallery Page Updated complete with PayPal. Easy ways to explore Linda's art are to visit the gallery page, the page that summarizes notecard packs, or look for species illustrated in art for sale as listed by common name or scientific name.
New Work Most of the originals gallery page have been sold; New paintings are introduced here one at a time. Shown here is Wolf Lichen (Letharia columbiana), exectued in pen and ink with watercolor.
Four different gift card packs are available, each with 6 different designs included:
6 Fern Designs
6 Lopez Wildflower Designs
5 Flowers and 1 Rose Hips
6 Cultivated Orchid Designs
Look on the workshop page for other 2014 lectures, workshops, and shows, with several
in Washington, Oregon, and California.
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 lives on
Lopez Island, Washington, and visits Berkeley on a regular basis,
where she is a Research Associate at the University Herbarium, UC.
|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: Higher 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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