A 40-year publishing professional, botanical artist, educator, and children’s book author, Deborah Kopka creates botanical images that reflect the peace and healing of the natural world. Deborah studied botanical illustration in England and editorial illustration at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. She also earned a Botanical Art Diploma, with Distinction, from London Art College in the United Kingdom. Committed to lifelong learning, she is currently doing further studies in botanical illustration and botany with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. She teaches botanical illustration in university, community college, botanical garden, and art museum continuing education programs that have included the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum at the University of Michigan, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Pittsburgh), Bowling Green State University, and the Toledo Museum of Art School of Art and Design. Deborah lives with her husband in Perrysburg, Ohio, where she paints the flora of the gardens and farmland that surround her home and studio. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Black & White, Color, Line, Line with Color
Alternative Medicine, Botany, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Ornithology, Health & Wellness