Teacher Directory: Katie Lee


Katie Lee is a renowned botanical and wildlife artist and instructor. Herself, a graduate of the New York Botanical Garden Botanical Illustration program, Katie has been an instructor at that institution for the past 16 years. Ms. Lee teaches drawing, watercolor, gouache and illustration courses at various programs worldwide. Katie has lead numerous sketching safaris in Botswana and field sketching trips to South America. Her uniquely realistic botanical and zoological paintings have been successfully exhibited in one person shows in both the United States and abroad. Katie's work can be found in private collections in England, Australia, the United States of America and South Africa. Her work has been accepted into the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's Birds in Art 2002 and 2003. A number of Katie's works are in the Contemporary Botanical Artists Collection of Dr. Shirley Sherwood; the collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Bell Museum of National History, University of Minnesota, MN; Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Tryon Swann Gallery, London, England; Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT. Awards: Don Harrington Discovery Center; Merit Award for Excellence Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Biennial; Gold Medal for Excellence, Best Show 2004 Ms. Lee has illustrated a number of books: Published by Sound Prints, Norwalk, CT as part of their Smithsonian Wild Heritage Collection: Award winning Puffin's Homecoming, Black Bear Cub, Orca Song, Loggerhead Turtle, Undersea City and Monarch of Aster Way Published by Sierra Club Books for Children: Who Comes? Published by Bulfinch Press: Underwater with Ogden Nash Published by Harry N. Abrams, New York: Ms. Lee wrote and illustrated: A Visit to Galapagos 


Fairfield, Connecticut USA


Phone: (203) 373 7419 Email: katieleeartist@att.net Website: http://www.katieleeartist.com


Gouache on Paper, Acrylic on Board


Worldwide species


New York Botanical Garden


Own StudioTeaches Adults Critiques offered by mail

Travel Range



I believe strongly in the need for teaching the fundamentals. Once these have become intuitive an artist is free to create. Also on the internet