Profile

Linda Heppes Funk is an artist with thirty-eight years experience in design and illustration. Working from live plant specimens only, specializing in pencil, drybrush watercolour, gouache, and metalpointe drawing, she tutors private students at her studio in Maine, and for many years has taught at various venues, including The New York Botanical Garden; College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine; The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; and in Massachusetts, at the Creative Arts Center, Chatham; South Shore Art Center, Cohasset; and Wellesley College, Wellesley. In addition to work as a fine artist and decorative painter, Ms. Funk designs furnishings fabrics and ceramic dinnerware.

Her work is exhibited widely and appears in many publications. The artist has had one person exhibitions at various venues, to include Ursus Prints, New York; Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Longwood Gardens, and has shown at the State Arboretum of Virginia; Sonnenberg Gardens; Delaware Center for Horticulture; Bartlett Arboretum; and the Denver Botanic Gardens, at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, North Carolina, the Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro, Maine and in 2012, a one-person show as resident artist for the year at the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, Maine.

Her drawings are included in the collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and the Shirley Sherwood International Collection, as well as many private collections. Ms. Funk is the recipient of the coveted Award for Excellence in Botanical Art, presented in October, 2001, by the American Society of Botanical Artists. She is a founding member of the ASBA and served as a Director for six years. In 2006, she was a juror for the Scholastic National Awards.