|Robin Jess is currently the Executive Director of the American Society of Botanical Artists. She was recently invited to paint at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii for two weeks in March. Robin has been a freelance botanical illustrator and artist since 1976. She earned an M.A. from Pratt Institute. She has received two grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, including the Distinguished Artist's Fellowship in 1990. With funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and through the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Robin created a series of 40 watercolors of New Jersey's Pinelands flora, which toured the state's major museums and arts venues. Robin also developed the botanical illustration certificate program for NYBG where she has illustrated many books and continues to teach.|
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With a little planning and patience the botanical artist can incorporate several seasons within one painting. In the spring session, you'll paint the beautiful crabapple blossoms, then return in the fall to add a fruiting branch. Sign up for one class or take both! You'll build upon the skills learn more...