Wendy Hollender

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, author, and instructor. She is an instructor of botanical art and illustration at the New York Botanical Garden and leads workshops in exotic locations and many nature preserves, botanical gardens, arts centers, and colleges around the country.

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.

The author of Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color and Botanical Drawing, a Beginners Guide, she also illustrated Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook (by Dina Falconi).

Hollender 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.