Bio: Cynthia Padilla

Cynthia Padilla, Botanical Art/Field Sketching/Natural Science  Illustration, teaches all aspects of the art form to major museums, prestigious universities, art centers, and botanical gardens and arboreta across the United States, Canada and Central America. Sought for book reviews, workshops, exhibition and curatorial opportunities and travel leader on sketching tours.

She has sketched rare orchids in Thailand, wandered abandoned courtyards in India, and sat quietly in the Central American rain forests (her ancestral home) documenting its natural beauty.

Padilla’s warm and encouraging style has guided enthusiasts of all skill levels to sketch and draw with confidence.


Botanical Arts/Natural Science Illustration/ Field Sketching Related Workshop Clients:
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, MA
Art Workshops in Guatemala, Antigua, Central America
Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO
Connecticut College Arboretum, New London, CT
Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth, TX
Ghost Ranch Ed & Retreat Center, NM
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX
Lake Quivira Garden Club, Lake Quivira, KS
Lake Austin Spa, Austin, TX
Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, MO
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, NM
North Haven Gardens, Dallas, TX
Ozark Folk School, Arkansas State Park
Pagosa Springs Art Association, CO
Polly Hill Arboretum, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Powell Garden, Kansas City, MO
Red Cedar Garden, Stilwell, KS
Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Albuquerque, NM
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Southampton Art School, Ontario, Canada
Sedalia Visual Arts League, Sedalia, KS
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ.
Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Joplin, MO