Pears Color pencil© Wendy Hollender
Wisteria© Wendy Hollender
WENDY HOLLENDER is a botanical artist, author, and instructor. Hollender’s illustrations have been published in The New York Times, “O,” The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple and The Observer (UK). Her work was included in the 13th International Exhibition at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and in exhibitions at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the Smithsonian National Museum for 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. Her newest book is written by Dina Falconi and illustrated by Wendy called Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook.
Wendy is an instructor of Botanical Art and Illustration at the New York Botanical Garden and leads workshops in exotic locations such as Trinidad, Hawaii and many nature preserves, botanical gardens, arts centers and colleges around the country.
She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976 and began a career in botanical illustration after completing a certificate at the New York Botanical Garden in 1998. Previously a home-furnishing textile designer, she started using her botanical artwork in various products. 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.
Dina Falconi and Wendy Hollender started collaborating on Foraging and Feasting in the spring of 2009. Together they created Botanical Arts Press, LLC to handle all aspects of publishing Foraging & Feasting and its related products after launching a highly successful campaign to raise funds to publish the book on Kickstarter in March of 2013. They were able to pre-sell close to 3000 copies prior to the books publication in July 2013!
After living 30 years in Manhattan, Wendy recently moved to a farm in Ulster County, New York, where she has started to hold workshops. Not only will students study and draw the living plants, but will also enjoy sampling their culinary possibilities.
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