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Vorobik Botanical Art

P.O. Box 866, Lopez Island, WA 98261. 510-520-2423. vorobik@gmail.com

All images on this site copyright Linda Ann Vorobik unless otherwise stated; Use granted only with written permission.



Welcome to the home page for my artistic and botanical endeavors; browse through pages to view my art images, resume or CV, list of events (including workshops, shows, and lectures), and information on purchasing sets, prints, gift cards, and originals. My 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 me there!

See UPDATED CALENDAR, WITH 2021 and 2022 Shows, Workshops, and other events.

See a selection of Linda's hand-painted silk hangings and scarves.

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Updated September 14th, 2021: Linda's Botany and Botanical Art events into 2021: Covid-Safe Botany and Botanical Art Activities.

Please get vaccinated, for your own safety, and to protect others.

Fall workshop on Lopez Island

Fruits and Form: A workshop on different kinds of plant fruits and how to capture their three-dimensional shape in pencil, ink, and/or watercolor. September 25-26, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, lunch break noon - 1:30 pm.

This workshop combines learning about plants and learning how to draw and paint three-dimensional shapes. The term "fruit" has many meanings, and to a botanist includes everything from the "seeds" on a strawberry, to capsules, legumes, cherries, and pineapples.

I interweave illustrated lectures of different fruit types including examples, with demonstrations on how to render them in pencil, ink, or watercolor (or a combination), and independent work time, where I am available to answer your questions and help you with your work. $140 for the workshop; please be vaccinated. Contact me at vorobik@gmail.com to sign up.

Held at the historic Lopez Island Grange.

Last Farmer's Market

assets logo Lopez Island Farmer's Market, last day, Saturday September 18th, unless it is completely pouring:

Thank goodness for the rain! I will try to be there with my botanical art cards, prints, and a selection of originals, and hand-painted silks scarves and wall hangings. Lopez Island Farmer's Market. Stop by to say hello, get a free bookmark, and ask about my botanical art workshops and other events.

See my VBA Workshops page or contact me at vorobik@gmail.com for more information. Any workshop offered will be done so in a "Covid-Safe" manner, following state requirements for masking. Thank you for cooperating with these requirements: we want to keep all safe from illness.

See the attached PDF for a list of supplies used in my Botanical Art Workshops, or a three page list of references with comments. Before taking a workshop, you might be interested in my blog entry on supplies, or other botany and botanical art entries.

Botanical Drawing and Painting on Hawaii's Big Island a Go!

workshop October 21, 22, 23, and 24; Thursday through Sunday. Hawaii I have missed you! After consulting with my host in Hawaii and the director of SKEA.org, where I offer these workshops, and having been fully vaccinated, we all decided it was safe for me to travel and offer workshops after a 2 year absence from the Big Island. However I have changed my proposed two weekend workshops to four individual days, 11 am - 4 pm, as follows. Sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis, limit 8 participants, contact me at vorobik@gmail.com to sign up.

Thursday, Oct. 21: Introduction to botanical watercolor: getting started. Outline of basic structure of a plant, perspective for drawings, with the exercise of drawing and painting leaves, including use of paper, brushes, and paints for watercolor. The principles used in this workshop are basic to all botanical art.

Friday, Oct. 22: Botanical Watercolor: Drawing and painting flowers. This workshop includes the particulars of flower structure and how to draw flowers in perspective, along with more demonstrations on the use of color and watercolors.

Saturday, Oct. 23: Botanical Watercolor: Drawing and painting orchids. Orchids are among the most complicated of flowers, and can be challenging but also very satisfying to draw and paint. Those who took the first two workshops will be able to dive into their drawings and paintings; I will work individually to get others started, and include new watercolor technique demonstrations for all.

Sunday, Oct. 24: Botanical Watercolor: Fruits and Form. In this workshop we focus on bringing out the three dimensional form of fruits (or seeds!) with pencil, ink, watercolor, or a combination of these art media. These subjects, although they may appear simple, are the most artistically challenging.

Vorobik Northwest Wildflowers Card Pack

Popular Box of A7 Cards: Northwest Wildflowers

Northwest Wildflower Boxed Card Set

Ten Designs for $24; Included in set are the following cards which sell individually at $4.00 each.

Included are: Columbine ~ Aquilegia formosa
Balsamroot ~ Balsamorhiza deltoidea
Fairyslipper Orchid ~ Calypso bulbosa
Great Camas ~ Camassia leichtlinii
Phantom Orchid ~ Cephalanthera austineae
Coralroot Orchid ~ Corallorhiza maculata
Shooting Star ~ Dodecatheon pulchellum
Chocolate Lily ~ Fritillaria affinis
Western Tiger Lily ~ Lilium columbianum
Deer Fern ~ Blechnum spicant


Western Sword Fern, Polystichum munitum

Three maidenhair ferns, Adiatum spp.

I will provide an Introduction to Botanical Illustration workshop or other workshop topic of your choice at your location. Base fee $450 per day plus travel/lodging expenses. For more information on sponsoring a workshop, email me at vorobik@gmail.com.

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!

About the artist:

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 lives 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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