News from Linda: Botany & Botanical Art
Balsamorrhiza deltoidea watercolor by Vorobik
Balsamroot, copyright Vorobik
Updates from Linda: botanical news and notes, new artwork

October 9th, 2013

To Inform and Amuse:
Show at Chimera Gallery October 12th
Upcoming Workshops
Botanical Art in Hawaii
Botanical Art in Portland?
PayPal on Website
To my friends, students, and clients:
This fall I have my art spread out all over Lopez Island: a show at Chimera Gallery, at the Lopez Center, and in November through the end of the year, at the Lopez Library. I hope my local and visiting friends will have the opportunity to see what I have been working on. Cheers!
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Two of Vorobik Harlequin silk fringed scarves

Two of ten Vorobik "Harlequin" fringed silk scarves.

Show Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 12th,Chimera Gallery, Lopez Village, 5-7 pm

   Featuring artwork by Marie Luckhurst and Linda Ann Vorobik. Linda is presenting new botanical art along with several botanical silk scarves, and 10 "Harlequin" fringed silk scarves of varying bright colors.

 Lots to do on Lopez this Weekend!

   Come to our beautiful island, and on Saturday take a hike on one of the many trails or beaches, then at 2:30 pm come and listen to the amazing Garfield High School Jazz Band

   At 4 pm celebrate Tamara Shane's installation in the village, which is part of Kwiaht's awareness program about natural waterways in and around Lopez Village.

   There's more: walk over to Chimera Gallery and help Linda and Marie celebrate their art opening at 5 pm, and when that is over at 7, walk to Lopez Center and take in the musical group "La Familia Valera Miranda". During intermission, go to the foyer and enoy Linda's five silk panels inspired by natural wetlands, along with several silk wall hangings and scarves, including a 2 by 8 foot Madrona panel, and "Birds on Silk".



Oncidium hybrid flower         Botanical Art Workshops in Kona, Hawaii; Seattle. Washington; and at Point Reyes, California

   October 21-25, 6-9 pm: Botanical Art workshop in Kona, Hawaii. $200. Please let your Big Island friends know! To register, contact Donna at

   November 2, 9-4 pm: Silk Painting workshop in Seattle, WA.

   November 8-10: Mushroom painting workshop at Point Reyes, CA.

For more information about other upcoming shows and events, see Linda's Workshops and Shows web page.


Medley of Oncidiinae Orchid Painting by Vorobik        Botanical Art in Hawaii: Help spread the word to your island botanical art friends.
   October 21-25, 6-9 pm. Fee: $200. An Introduction to Botanical Art. Society for Kona's Education and Art, Big Island, Hawaii.   
   Learn the basics for creating botanical illustrations from professional botanist, botanical illustrator, and instructor, Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik. Linda, through demonstrations and informal talks, introduces participants to drawing skills, parts of the plant, what botanical illustration is when defined precisely, and watercolor techniques as used for painting plant portraits. Many orchids and other Hawaiian plants will be available to work from. Participants will be encouraged to take the information presented to make their art better in the way that works best for them.
   The workshop consists of five 3-hour sessions, each with about 1 hour of instruction and 2 hours of drawing and painting, and a friendly and supportive critique. The first session of the workshop begins participant introductions, then a review and explanation of all art media used, followed by demonstrations of drawing techniques used to create pencil drawings for watercolors. The second session will go over pen & ink supplies and techniques, followed by an introduction to watercolor. Session 3 focuses on watercolor technique, and Session 4 focuses on individual instruction and requested demonstrations.
   Linda has much experience in guiding participants to further their own goals, while at the same time introducing new tips and techniques, and helping participants select a goal that is appropriate for their skill level, so that they can complete as much work as possible within the workshop. She encourages each individual to participate in the learning process: we all have so much to share and contribute. For more information, email Linda at or
Lane Community College Vorobik Botanical Art Workshop Participant       Workshop Venue needed in Portland, Oregon
   There is interest in a botanical art workshop in Portland, but I haven't been able to line up a good venue yet. If you have ideas about where to hold one, or you would like to sponsor one in your area, contact me at;
 PayPal on Website
Purchase botanical art on www. with PayPal! Go to the gallery page, click on an image you like, and voila, PayPal buttons. Notecards, prints, and some originals available; silk scarves to be posted soon.
Upcoming Events
See the workshop page of for a list of upcoming workshops, shows, demonstrations, fieldtrips, lectures, and other events. 
Closing Thought....
Art is my meditation...what is yours?


Linda Ann Vorobik
PO Box 866, Lopez Island, WA, 98261 510-520-2423; represented by Chimera Gallery