The Artist

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 20 years. Currently Katie is teaching at the Coastal Maine Botanic Garden. Ms. Lee teaches drawing, watercolor, acrylic and composition courses at various art institutions worldwide. She has lead numerous sketching safaris to Botswana and field sketching trips to Costa Rica and South America.
Katie’s work can be found in private collections in England, Australia, the United States of America and South Africa. A number of Katie’s works are in Dr. Shirley Sherwood’s Contemporary Botanical Artists Collection; and the Alisa and Isaac Sutton Collection.
Her work has been accepted into the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s ‘Birds in Art’, 2002 and 2003. Exhibited at 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; Coastal Maine Botanic Garden, Boothbay, ME.
Awards include, Don Harrington Discovery Center; Merit Award for Excellence, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Biennial; Gold Medal for Excellence, Best in Show 2004Katie was honored with The Artist Of the Year award for Connecticut Audubon Society 2014.
Ms. Lee has illustrated a number of books for children, including Puffin’s Homecoming, Black Bear Cub, Orca Song, Monarch of Aster and Underwater with Ogden Nash. Ms. Lee wrote and illustrated A Visit to Galapagos.