Lyndsay Murphree


When asked what I do, the short answer is to say I am a botanical artist working in colored pencils. But I have a love for all art- for the different subjects, techniques and materials- which makes it difficult to stay inside that one box. Ultimately, I make art for the joy of the process and the endless possibilities.


B.A. in Film Editing, Columbia College Chicago
M.A. in the Humanities, University of Chicago
Certification in Botanical Arts, Chicago Botanic Garden


Colored pencil, watercolor, ink, graphite, acrylic, gouache, collage, etc....

Areas of Focus

Botanical art, nature drawing


Exhibition Highlights

2023 Heller Nature Center: Beauty in Nature
2021 Glenview Library: Farmer’s Market
2018 Ela Library: Invasive Plants

2017 Mayslake Peabody Estate

2016 Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods Group Exhibit

Other Interests and Aspirations

Nature. All of it. Even the gross stuff.

Lyndsay's teaching style

Lyndsat  believes in beginning with proper techniques to establish a solid foundation. Once you have that understanding of your tools, you can throw half the rules away and do what comes naturally. She encourages experimentation and understand that every student learns differently, so there is no one size fits all way to teach.


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