Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, author, and instructor. Her illustrations have been published in The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Real Simple; Good Housekeeping; Sunset Magazine; and The Observer (UK). Her work was included in the 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and in exhibitions at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. She is the author of Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color and Botanical Drawing, A Beginner's Guide. The recently published Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook, written by Dina Falconi and illustrated by Wendy, has won two gold medals to date. In 1976 Wendy graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and began a career in botanical illustration after completing a certificate at the New York Botanical Garden in 1998. In 2009 she moved from Manhattan to a farm in the Hudson Valley so she could live among the plants she documents in her work.
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Classes by this instructor
Revel in spring while learning how to layer watercolor, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil to create rich color, detail, and form. You'll experiment with a dynamic blend of botanical drawing and painting techniques while focusing on the structure of spring flowers in bloom. Prerequisite: Bo more...
The sensual hibiscus flower, a focus of O'Keeffe's work during her time in Hawai`i, continues to beguile. Practice blending colored pencil and watercolor pencil to capture the tropical stunner's undulating petals and dramatic reproductive structure.