Estelle DeRidder Illustrations in “Denver’s Canopy”

by Deb Shaw


The call for entries went out during the first week of February 2012 with a submission deadline of February 29, 2012. Artists had less than 4 weeks to create their illustrations!


Honey Locust, by Estelle DeRidder, colored pencil, © 2012, all rights reserved

Honey Locust, by Estelle DeRidder, colored pencil, © 2012, all rights reserved


Estelle submitted two illustrations: a Liquid Amber, and a Honey Locust.

The senior author of “Denver’s Canopy” is Sonia John; contributing authors are Panayoti Kelaidis and Martin F. Quigley. The 86 pages feature photographs and more than 30 botanical illustrations by Estelle DeRidder, Jan Boyd Haring, Marjorie Leggitt, Katherine McCrery, Randy Raak, Heidi Snyder and Amy Weinstein. Illustrations were done in a wide variety of media, including graphite, colored pencil, watercolor and pen and ink.

Congratulations to the Denver Botanic Gardens and illustrators for a wonderful project! And a very Happy Birthday to Dr. Shubert!


Liquid Amber, by Estelle DeRidder, colored pencil, © 2012, all rights reserved

Liquid Amber, by Estelle DeRidder, colored pencil, © 2012, all rights reserved


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