Bobbi Angell at NESBA's April 11th meeting at the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitors Center, Wellesley MA



Famed NESBA member Bobbi Angell presented examples of her printmaking technique which we have seen in our own exhibits as well as in juried shows throughout the world. Bobbi’s richly detailed pen and ink illustrations appear in a wide variety of scholarly and commercial publications and her copper etchings are often featured in exhibits. Primarily a scientific illustrator for botanists at The New York Botanical Garden and other academic institutions, she has reached a popular audience through John Scheepers Kitchen Garden and Van Engelen seed catalogs, The New York Times garden column and its compilation books, and the popular North Hill Garden memoirs, Our Life in Gardens and To Eat: A Country Life.


Bobbi explained her complicated process of copper etching and gave the opportunity to members to give etching on the copper plate a try.  She also showed members extensive pen and ink drawings for her new book soon to be published.



Living deep in the hills of southern Vermont, Bobbi relies on her extensive rambling gardens for subject matter and inspiration. She possesses a keen knowledge of tropical plants from many years of drawing plants for scientists, enhanced by occasional field trips. Her artwork is held in collections including The New York Botanical Garden, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Shirley Sherwood Collection, and Brooklyn Botanical Garden Florilegium. She is a member of American Society of Botanical Artists, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, New England Society of Botanical Artists and Brattleboro West Arts.