Redenta Soprano's Website

about me


my background

Growing  up as the daughter of an estate superintendent in New York State, as  children my siblings and I had the good fortune to spend many long hours  in the woods, fields and by the lake. My parents’ did not permit a  television in our home, instead they encouraged us to be creative  
whenever we did spend time indoors. ​  

my experience

EDUCATION         School of Visual Arts,   Moore College of Art,   SUNY Purchase -                 (Bachelors Degree in Science and Art)     Middlesex  Polytechnic,  Hertfordshire, England-    (Post-graduate certificate in  scientific illustration)  
AWARDS     Rotary International Scholar 1986-1987  
 EMPLOYMENT     Commercial  artist             Tom Fowler, Inc.  Stamford, CT ​     Freelance  illustrator :    Taunton Press     Storey  Communications     Yale  University Press     Barron's Publishing ​     
Teacher:      John C.  Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC     NY Botanical  Garden, Bronx, NY    Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL   
  Bok Tower Gardens,  Lake Wales, FL      North Carolina Arboretum ,  Asheville, NC     Institute Of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY   
COLLECTIONS      Hunt Institute of Botanical  Documentation     Reader's Digest  Corporation     Bruce Museum and many  private collections   
AFFILIATIONS    Self Realization Fellowship     Guild of Natural Science Illustrators  


what I do

Scientific  illustration is drawing natural subjects so accurately that the drawing  gives complete information about the subject and can be used without  the aid of text.
In short it melds the two subjects I have always loved the most -  Nature and Art.
It  is my joy to express myself creatively by rendering natural subjects in  a variety of media as well as to teach others how to observe carefully  and realistically illustrate objects in the natural world.

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