Denise Walser-Kolar is an internationally-recognized botanical artist and sought-after instructor, teaching vellum workshops across the country. Her work has been exhibited at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, ASBA/HSNY International Exhibits, and Focus on Nature. In 2015, she won the ASBA Diane Bouchier Artist Award for Excellence in Botanical Art. In 2011, she received a Silver-Gilt Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in London for her paintings of Hybrid Hazelnuts. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. She lives and paints in Rochester, Minnesota.