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Botanical Portraits: High Desert Harvest with Helen Byers – G24080202

Aug 04 – 09 2024

Give your mind a break from the news, and join botanical artist Helen Byers to focus on orchard crops of northern New Mexico! Helen’s in-depth demonstrations and personalized instruction will guide you in the delights of botanical illustration. Drawing to scale from local peaches, pears, apples, and apricots, we’ll use colored pencil with watercolor pencil to achieve botanically accurate features, colors, and textures. Some drawing experience will be helpful. To see Helen’s work and slideshows from her courses, visit helenbyers.com and www.facebook.com/helenbyersart.


  • Helen Byers

    Helen Byers is an award-winning artist, illustrator, and educator living in New Mexico near Ghost Ranch. Since 2010 her work has focused on botanical and natural science illustration. Since 2005 she has taught annually at the Ranch, where her workshops and retreats have inspired many.
    Helen has also taught at the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill (MA), Concord Center for the Visual Arts (MA), Tin Mountain Conservation Center (NH), Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and privately. She has exhibited nationally and internationally through juried exhibitions of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and elsewhere. She also participates annually in the Abiquiu Studio Tour.
    To learn more about Helen and her work, visit helenbyers.com and facebook.com/helenbyersart.