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About.

Susan Tomlinson is a botanical artist, writer, and teacher in Lubbock, Texas. She holds a BFA in Studio Art, and an MS and Ph.D. in Geology. She is an Associate Professor in the Honors College at Texas Tech University, and a member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy. Dr. Tomlinson is also the recipient of the TTU President's Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Spencer G. Wells Creativity in Teaching Award.

         Dr T's Rules for Living. 

Try to be kind; take no shit; smash ignorance where you find it; eat healthy, flavorful food; use the good china.

Artist CV

Juried Art Exhibitions

 

2019     American Society of Botanical Artists 22ndAnnual International Exhibition, “The Tumblers (Three Devil’s Claws),” Marin Garden Arts Center, Ross, CA, USA

 

2019     American Society of Botanical Artists A Banner Year (A juried exhibition to choose the art work for the rotating website banner for the American Society of Botanical Artists), “Wine Cups,” asba.org 

 

2018    American Society of Botanical Artists 21st Annual International Exhibition, “Nancy’s Pecan,” Wave Hill, New York

 

2018    Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora, “Buffalo Gourd,” (A year long touring exhibition, including The National Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., the Washington D.C., The Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau Wisconsin, and The Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

 

2018    Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora, “Osage Orange,” (A year long touring exhibition, including The National Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., the Washington D.C., The Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau Wisconsin, and The Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

 

Books

2010    Tomlinson, Susan Leigh, How to Keep a Naturalist’s Notebook, Stockpile Books

 

Articles 

2019    Tomlinson, Susan, "Pittsburgh 2019: Celebrating all we love about botanical art," The Botanical Artist,: Journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists, December 2019, Volume 25, Issue 4, p. 8

Awards

2018     The Richmond and Lili Bates Award for Excellence, in the American Society of Botanical Artists    21st Annual International Exhibition, “Nancy’s Pecan,” Wave Hill, New York

Journal Covers

2018     The Botanical Artist: Journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists, "Osage Orange," June 2018, Volume 24, Issue 2