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Linda S. Ellis

248 Weslee Lane
Galena, MO 65656

botanyart@lindasellis.com

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Career

Profile:

 

Linda S. Ellis is a botanical and horticultural illustrator and nature watercolor artist with over 30 years of experience.

 

Experience:

 

Horticulture Staff for the University of Missouri Extension 1987 - 1992

 

Duties included teaching Master Gardener classes, publication of newsletters, teaching guides and brochures, illustration of horticultural teaching materials, organizing events, maintenance of community and demonstration gardens and insect life-cycle photography.

 

Botanical Illustrator at Missouri Botanical Garden 1991 - 1995

 

Works included 9 plant families for the revision of Steyermarks' Flora of Missouri, newly discovered plant species plates for the Flora of Meso America, the Flora of Peru and the Flora of Zimbabwe and illustrations for graduate student research.  Free-lance artist for the Center for Plant Conservation and the Brookings Institute.

 

Free-lance Illustrator 1995 - 2014

 

Clients include Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the national Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Center for Archaeological Research at Missouri State University.

 

Education

 

University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1975, Bachelor of Fine and Graphic Arts.

 

Skills

 

Illustration and fine arts in pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor. 

 

Nature photography

 

Plant identification

 

Missouri Master Naturalist, Audubon member, Idalia Society charter member, Arkansas Native Plant Society member, Missouri Archaeological Society member

 

Miscellaneous

 

Owner and operator of Cedar Hollow Resort, a fishing establishment on Tablerock Lake in southwest Missouri.

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