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Bruce Lyndon Cunningham
Bruce is a forester and botanical illustrator. Books illustrated by Bruce include Gymnosperms of the United States and Canada and Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines of East Texas.
Jane LaFazio, Plain Jane Studio
Jane is a mixed media artist and a member of the San Diego Sketchcrawl group. Jane teaches at conferences across the U.S. and leads classes in Italy and Greece too. In addition to the sketching classes, Jane teaches workshops in collage, mixed media, and quilting. A detailed class schedule can be viewed on her blog. Also see an interview with Jane and her Ask The Artist Q&A with readers.
- Lavender Sage Art Retreat with Pamela Underwood – October 3-7, 2013. Mixed media retreat in Austin, Texas. Click here for more information. Join Interest List
Cynthia Padilla, Dallas
Cynthia Padilla teaches painting and drawing classes at prestigious universities, major museums, arboreta, art societies across the US, Canada, Central America and internationally. She curates exhibitions, serves as a juror of exhibitions, lectures and conducts demonstrations, and leads painting retreats worldwide. Cynthia is also the founder of the Botanical Art & Naturalist Illustration group on Yahoo!
Dallas-Fort Worth Botanical Drawing and Painting Group
A new MeetUp group has been formed in Texas. The Dallas-Fort Worth Botanical Drawing and Painting Group will have their first meeting on November 3, 2012. All are invited to participate in this launch meeting that will occur at River Legacy Park in Arlington.
Please visit the group’s MeetUp page to sign up and to begin learning about other botanical artists in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Artists must bring their own supplies. Artists of all abilities are welcome.
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Created to help people connect with, and understand, the plant world, the Garden offers educational programs for school groups, families and adults. View photos and the Garden’s Master Plan for the future at www.sabot.org.
Sibley Nature Center, Midland
This 49-acre site is home to programs educating the public about the southern Llano Estacado and surrounding area. Museum specialist and scientific illustrator, Michael M. Nickell, teaches the Center’s courses about nature drawing and journaling. He has been a professional practicing scientific illustrator and nature artists for over 30 years. He clients include National Geographic, Texas Parks and Wildlife, The Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock Lake Landmark, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Oklahoma, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Square House Museum, Encyclopedia Britannica, and others.
Quinta Mazatlan Nature Center
Built in 1935 as a private residence, Quinta Mazatlan is now an urban sanctuary dedicated to “sharing knowledge about birds, plants, and environmental stewardship in South Texas.” The nature center has partnered with the World Birding Center, Inc. and recently opened their first LEED-certified building, a Discovery Center for children. Quinta Mazatlan offers classes for adults and children and hosts art exhibitions too. The botanical art of Sue Sill is currently on view in the Art in Nature Gallery.