Botanical illustrator Bobbi Angell, whose work is featured in Flora: A Celebration of Flowers in Contemporary Art, will discuss her career and techniques and guide participants in drawing spring flowers and orchids. No experience necessary, but participants should bring their own sketchbooks and pencils.
Bobbi Angell –- botanical artist, printmaker, and gardener — graduated with a degree in Botany from The University of Vermont in 1977 and has been drawing plants ever since. Her richly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations appear in a wide variety of scholarly and commercial publications, and her copper etchings are often featured in exhibits. Primarily a scientific illustrator for botanists at The New York Botanical Garden and other academic institutions, she has reached a popular audience through John Scheepers Kitchen Garden and Van Engelen seed catalogs, the New York Times garden column and its compilation books, and the popular North Hill Garden memoirs, Our Life in Gardens and To Eat: A Country Life.