Biography

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. Hollender’s illustrations have been published in The New York Times, “O” The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Sunset Magazine, The Observer (UK) and in an advertising campaign for the National Peanut Board. 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 US Botanic Garden had a show of Wendy’s work on roots called Illustrating Hidden Treasures in the fall of 2015. Wendy's newest book from Penguin Random House came out in 2020. THE JOY OF BOTANICAL DRAWING which was given an award as the 3rd best book on colored pencil of all time by The Book Authority. She illustrated BOTANICAL DRAWING IN COLOR: A Basic Guide To Mastering Realistic Form And Naturalistic Color and BOTANICAL DRAWING, A BEGINNER’S GUIDE. She is the illustrator and co-published of the popular local book: Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi which has won two gold medals to date.