|New York, NY|
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Artist Wendy Hollender has designed textiles for more than 20 years. Through
her work developing floral designs for clients such as Wedgwood China and
Westpoint Stevens, she became intrigued with the complex beauty of plants.
This fascination inspired Wendy to create a series of oil paintings called ¤Botanical Sketchbook. The original paintings are 24-30 inches wide by 36-40 inches high.
They are all painted on handmade linen canvases. Wendy has developed these images into a line of limited edition products. Included are Fine Art Giclee prints, note cards,
totes bags, pillows and scarves. Wendy custom prints the fabrics in her studio, using the latest digital printing technology.
Wendy is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She also possesses
a certificate of botanical illustration from the New York Botanical Garden, where she is now teaching oil painting and botanical drawing. Her work will be featured in a solo exhibit at the Horticultural Society of New York in November.
Recently, she painted the walls of one of New York City's finest Italian restaurants with inspiration from ancient frescos, vegetables and architectural details of Italy. Cesca at 166 West 75th Street opened in September 2003. It is award winning chef Tom Valenti╠s newest restaurant.
Wendy is currently lives in Manhattan. She has two children Abby 19 and Jesse 17.