Botanical Illustrator • Printmaker • Gardener

About the Artist

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Bobbi Angell – botanical artist, printmaker and gardener - graduated with a degree in Botany from The University of Vermont in 1977 and has been drawing plants ever since. Her 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, her work has appeared in numerous texts and research papers, many of them featuring species new to science.

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 and native plants from her many years of drawing plants for scientists.

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.

Her elegant copper etchings are exhibited in group exhibits and displayed at regional garden symposia and related events. She is represented by Powers Gallery in Acton, MA.


Bobbi’s drawings have illuminated popular books including:
The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions & Answers,
the North Hill Garden memoirs 
Our Life in Gardens
 and To Eat: A Country Life,
and the recently published A Botanist’s Vocabulary.

Commercial clients have used Bobbi's illustrations for a variety of promotional and package designs, including:
John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds
Lenthal for Prada
Bloom-London for Whittard
The London Essence Co.

Bobbi Angell in the Press:

American Society of Botanical Artists Back Story

The Country Garden magazine