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 and 2018 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 October 16th, 2017
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Updated October 16th, 2017: Botanical Illustration Workshop on Lopez at the Grange
WORKSHOP: Weekend of October 21-22; Free talk and show of art 10/21 7pm!
An Introduction to Botanical Illustration at Lopez Grange
We are up to 8 participants! If you are interested in an internship for $40 for the weekend, I am offering two to high school age or college age enthusiastic persons.
Enjoy the shoulder season on Lopez Island, Washington, with a botanical illustration workshop. In "An Introduction to Botanical Illustration" Linda provides an overview of skills used in botanical art and illustration, from an understanding of media used, how to create accurate pencil drawings, to use of pen and ink, watercolor and gouache. Presentations and demos alternate with individual work time.For more information or to sign up, see "An Introduction to Botanical Illustration". You can also contact Linda directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Image copyright UC Regents.
Botanical Illustration with Linda: Her philosophy
There are many challenges for those who teach workshops: engaging with participants of many different experiences and abilities, making learning fun, satisfying all customers. Linda appreciates that all who come to a workshop have something to offer the group, and her goal is to identify each participant's objectives and to help them toward their goals. As much as she likes to share what she knows and making her workshops "action packed", she loves to have fun. Want to know more? Contact Linda at email@example.com.
Thank You Bellevue Botanical Garden
A selection of Vorobik botanical notecards are now available in the lovely Trillium Store at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Linda greatly appreciates the presense of her art in this beautiful garden, and especially those who purchase her cards. The garden is located at: 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005. Phone
(425) 452-2750 for current hours of operation.
Thank you Bellevue Botanical Garden!
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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