|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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Working with pressed plant specimens from Daniel Atha's botany class, students will learn two standard ways to create accurate, informative, and aesthetically pleasing scientific illustrations which include tracing and drawing from observation to make the plant look 3-dimensional. Microscope stud more...
A challenge you have likely faced as a botanical artist is translating the color you see into the color you paint. In this special course, you'll paint various flowers and leaves while focusing on how to create rich, deep colors, and cohesive compositions. Demonstrations, discussions, and examples w more...