Lee McCaffree is a botanical illustrator in watercolor. She shares the coordination and implementation of the Filoli Botanical Art Certificate Program, Woodside California and is a primary instructor. She served on the Board of Directors of The American Society of Botanical Artists. She teaches workshops and regular private classes and has served as a juror for exhibits.
She began her career in London, England studying under Christabel King of Kew Gardens. She received Medals for showing her “Pinus” series and “Plants in Peril” series at the Royal Horticultural Society exhibitions in London. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew Collection, London, the Filoli Florilegium and Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation and private collections. Her work is published in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, England and Today’s Botanical Artist. Her work was is included in “Losing Paradise”, an exhibit of endangered species illustrations which traveled throughout the U. S. and Kew Gardens, London. She has also exhibited at botanical gardens and other venues throughout the United States.
Lee’s work concentrates on native plants which she hopes will increase their visibility and use in public and private landscaping. Her skill as a botanical artist allows her to focus her creativity on the finest details of each plant she paints. Her enthusiasm inspires her students to develop their own skills and enjoy the creative process.