Teacher Directory: Roberta Rosenthal


Roberta Rosenthal is an award winning professional artist who creates traditional and contemporary botanical fine art illustrations using watercolor, gouache, or oils on paper, canvas or panel. Since 1986, she has taught botanical art at the New York Botanical Gardens adult continuing education department. Roberta specializes in teaching botanical gouache painting techniques, professional business practices and marketing for artists, watercolor techniques and drawing techniques for botanical art. She offers art instruction at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY and at the Catskill Art Society, Hurleyville, NY. She has taught botanical art and related courses at the Horticultural Society of New York and for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference at Bar Harbor, Maine. Roberta’s botanical art has been widely published in gardening books, magazines, postage stamps, packaging, giftware, textiles, stationary, greeting cards and most recently commissioned by Weston Nurseries to create their signature logo of the ‘P.J.M.’ Rhododendron for their new Gardener’s Club. Roberta exhibits in solo and juried group shows including the Museum at Albany, NY, Sullivan County Museum, NY and at the Museum of Illustration in NYC. Her website, www.robertarosenthal.com, received a Mona Lisa Award in January 2004. Her art has won awards from the Asia Society Museum, Women in Design and a grant from the Bronx Council of the Arts. Roberta is a member of the Society of Illustrators, ASBA, GNSI and is on the Board of Directors of the Catskill Art Society. Roberta graduated with a degree in textile design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. and continued her studies at the Art Students League, with master oriental brush painters and the New York Botanical Gardens Botanical Art Certificate Program. With over thirty five years of experience, Roberta is proud of her students who have gone on to become instructors themselves. 



Bloomingburg, New York USA


Phone: (845) 733-1848 Email: rozenart@aol.com Website: http://www.robertarosenthal.com


Graphite, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Gouache, Oil


United States, New York, Micronesia, All plants


New York Botanical Gardens, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Catskill Art Society, Society of Illustrators, Guild of Natural Science Illustration, American Society of Botanical Artists


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