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  • Writer's pictureLynne Kornecki

Nature Artists' Guild Show April 5-7, 2024, at Morton Arboretum--Featured Artist: Lindsay Sandbothe; Reception Friday, April 5 from 4:30-7 PM

Updated: Mar 25

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When it comes to birds, chances are high, that Lindsay Sandbothe never met one she didn’t like! As a member of the Nature Artists Guild, and featured artist at the group’s upcoming show at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, viewers can enjoy Lindsay’s 20 highly skilled acrylic paintings firsthand along with nature-inspired art from other Guild members. All artwork is available for sale.

The weekend-long exhibit runs from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, with an artists’ reception on Friday from 4:30-7 PM that includes free parking.

“Getting selected as the featured artist for this show is a huge honor for me especially since there are more than 100 talented members,” Lindsay says.  

She describes herself as someone who’s loved animals since childhood – a passion that continues to be an inspiration. Her favorite birds include what she describes as the “big birds” -- herons, cranes, hawks, eagles, owls and swans.

“I guess I gravitate to them because they’re more likely to stand still for a reference photo than the little ones who are more apt to flit off,” she explains.

After college, Lindsay started “birding” out in the field and began filling bookcases with everything about birds from guides to anatomy. She uses a SONY Rx 10 iv camera for taking her reference photos in the field with built-in lenses.

“You don’t need a perfect photo to make a phenomenal painting,” she observes.

“Birds are nature’s ornaments. Their shapes are relatively simple, but their colorations and textures are richly detailed.”

Although birds are a perennial favorite, her expanded animal portfolio also includes cats, dogs and horses. And by visiting zoos – her favorite happy place-- she’s adding even more mammals to her art inventory. Not surprisingly, she said she’d love to go on a Safari someday.

She often paints on stained wood panels because that substrate works well for the highly detailed work. However, lately she's been trying new things by venturing into a more impressionistic direction featuring textures and vivid colors.

She accepts commissions including pet portraits.

To learn more information, visit LINDSAY SANDBOTHE

By Lindsay Sandbothe, acrylic

By Lindsay Sandbothe; acrylic

By Lindsay Sandbothe; acrylic

By Lindsay Sandbothe; acrylic



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