After completing a B.S degree in horticulture from the University of Florida, Lynda Chandler's interest in plants and love for art led her to become a botanical illustrator. She spent three years illustrating over 400 seeds for the Federal Noxious Weed Identification program, part of the USDA, in Beltsville, Maryland. As a freelance artist, she has illustrated for numerous scientists across the U.S. Her illustrations have been exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Museum and have been included in the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Her work is published in numerous text books, in addition to two coloring books of the Archival Series by Dover Publishing Co., New York, NY.
During recent years, Lynda taught botanical illustration workshops as part of the Artist in Residence program at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University.
Lynda is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, based in Washington, D.C. and the Shenandoah Nature Journal Club.
Lynda and her husband Craig recently completed the remodeling of a 1908 vintage farmhouse just outside of Harrisonburg.
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Lynda E. Chandler