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Catherine Watters

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Catherine Watters is a botanical artist and instructor with over 25 years of teaching experience throughout the U.S and in France. She co-developed the Botanical Art Certificate Program at Filoli, in Woodside, CA.

Her paintings are held in several collections and florilegia, including The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; The Brooklyn Botanical Garden; The National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai; The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; The Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney; The Museum of Natural History in Paris: and the The Alisa and Isaac Sutton Collection. She is the co-founder of the Alcatraz Florilegium, the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden Florilegium and the Château de Brécy Florilegium in France.

Catherine’s illustrations appear in numerous international publications, including Curtis’s Botanical Magazine and ‘Botanical Art Techniques, American Society of Botanical Artists’, Timber Press 2021. She has been a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists since 1995 and is serving her third term on the Board of Directors. She studied French and Art at the University of California at Davis.

Testimonials for Botanical Artist Catherine Watters

Every time I pick up a paintbrush, I think of you with enormous gratitude

Not a day goes by that I don't feel thankful for the joy and the beauty you bring to my life. Thank you.

Thank you so much for one of the best watercolour classes I've ever experienced.

Your teaching style inspires detail, creativity, and passion for nature, it was a pleasure to take your class.

Your eye for detail is wonderful, you teach and share your experience with such joy.

I enjoyed your gentle enthusiasm & kind attention, giving me such inspiration & courage to pursue this precise art form.

You continue to inspire, support, and challenge - thank you.

You have been a true inspiration, this class has awakened a passion for me.

I enjoyed your class so much, thank you for sharing your gift.


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Crocus Vernus, watercolour illustration by Catherine Watters.
Diospyros Virginiana, watercolour illustration by Catherine Watters.
Nelumbo Nucifera watercolour illustration by Catherine Watters.
Assortment of nuts, watercolour Illustration by Catherine Watters.
Brugmansia x candida watercolour illustration by Catherine Watters.
Botanical drawing of conference pear by artist Catherine Watters.
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