Welcome to the home page for Linda Ann Vorobik's artistic and botanical endeavors; browse through pages to view her art images, resume or CV, list of events (including workshops, shows, and lectures), and information on purchasing cards, prints, gift cards, and originals. Linda's 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 her there!
See UPDATED CALENDAR, WITH 2016 EVENTS.
See a selection of Linda's hand-painted silk hangings and scarves.
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New this month (June 8, 2016--come botanize in the Siskiyous or paint in the East SF Bay!)
2016 ILLUSTRATION EVENTS AT THE SISKIYOU FIELD INSTITUTE, SELMA, OREGON:
Friday, June 17, Coping with the New Taxonomy. Did the publication of The Jepson Manual’s second edition shake your botanical world? If you’re still looking for Lewisia in Portulaceae and Penstemon in Scrophulariaceae, this workshop will help you understand why plants are renamed or reassigned to different genera or families. This one-day workshop begins with a slide lecture explaining the hows and whys of plant nomenclature, followed by studying a series of handouts that summarize the more recent name changes while looking at samples of these plants in the classroom. In the afternoon, we’re off to the field to search for plants whose taxonomic placement has changed.
Saturday and Sunday, June 18 -19: Hiking the Botanical Wonderlands of Bolan Lake, Bolan Peak, & Poker Flat. Explore the high Siskiyous and revel in their floral diversity! The class will first explore the meadows and serpentine rock gardens in the Poker Flat area in Klamath National Forest. Sunday, we’ll head for Bolan Peak and Bolan Lake in the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest, hiking the loop from the Lookout to the lake, botanizing rock gardens and meadows along the way.
Field course destinations are dependent on snow levels and may change.
Monday through Wednesday, June 20, 21, 22: Crash Course in Flowering Plant Families.
All workshops listed here are through the Siskiyou Field Institute, Selma, Oregon, in the beautiful and botanically diverse Siskiyou Mountains.
Newly added: July at the East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Berkeley
Saturday and Sunday, July 23 & 24, 9 am to 4 pm. Botanical Art Miniatures in Watercolor. Create a beautiful miniature painting of your favorite plant at the Botanic Garden.
All levels welcome: for the novice Linda will walk you through easy techniques for a pleasing painting; for the more experienced, Linda will demonstrate advanced watercolor techniques.
Our goal? To walk away after the weekend with a lovely painting to frame or reproduce for your own notecards. East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Berkeley, California.
Image shown here: Lilium columbianum, Western Tiger Lily.
New Goldback Fern Painting and Giclees
"Goldback Fern" is a newly created watercolor with pen and ink illustration of the west coast fern, Pentagramma triangularis.
This is one of the first uncommon ferns that Linda encountered. It grows on rocky outcrops, and is a wonderful addition to any shady rock garden. The name referns to the silvery or gold backs of the frond. This coloration comes from a waxy material that surrounds the spore-bearing capsules, or sporangia.
The framed original was a commissioned work. If you are interested in commissioning a painting for yourself or a loved one, see "Commissioned Works" page, or contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matted giclee reproductions (edition of 200) are $30 each.
Vorobik Botanical Art Cards Now Available at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Shop. If you enjoy these designs, request others!
Gallery Page Updated complete with PayPal. Easy ways to explore Linda's art are to visit the gallery page, the page that summarizes notecard packs, or look for species illustrated in art for sale as listed by common name or scientific name.
New Work Most of the originals gallery page have been sold; New paintings are introduced here one at a time. Shown here is a yellow color form of Calla Lily exectued in three manners to show different ways of painting white flowers.
One of several card packs available, this is the most unique, as it walks you through some of the different steps and skills, or "art processes", that the botanical artist must understand in order to create images such as "Medley of Oncidiinae" (image to the lower right).
Art Processes (A7 Cards, 6 per set, $18)
Spring Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest (A7 Cards, 6 per set, $18)
Linda's Favorites (A7 Cards, 6 per set, $18)
Cultivated Orchids: Oncidiinae (A7 Cards, 6 per set, $18)
Four West Coast Ferns (A7 Cards, 8 per set, $18)
Ferns and Flowers (A7 Cards, 8 per set, $18)
Announcement-sized Cards (5per set, $8)
Vorobik Botanical Bookmarks at the Miller Library in Seattle
Look for Linda's botanical bookmark sets of 6 different designs at the Miller Library, UW, Seattle. Each pack sells for $2; $1 is gifted back to the library.
Also, thank you to Westerlay Orchids for carrying Vorobik botanical art cards. Visit their showroom at 3504 Via Real, Carpinteria, California. You will be amazed by the variety of lovely orchids.
Cards are available for wholesale purchase...would your be a good place for the highest quality botanical art cards? See Vorobik's Wholesale List.
Four different gift card packs are available, each with 6 different designs included:
6 Fern Designs
6 Lopez Wildflower Designs
5 Flowers and 1 Rose Hips
6 Cultivated Orchid Designs
Look on the workshop page for other lectures, workshops, and shows, with several
in Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.
I will host an Introduction
to Botanical Illustration Workshop on Lopez
Island, WA, or at a location of your choice, if I have enough interest. For more information, email me at email@example.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!
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 visits Berkeley on a regular basis,
where she is a Research Associate at the University Herbarium, UC.
|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: Higher 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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