Denise Walser-Kolar, Botanical Artist

“Studying, drawing, and painting plants makes me happier than almost anything else in the world. I love painting the detail that makes people notice beauty that they might otherwise have passed by. Layer upon layer of watercolor paint is applied using tiny brush strokes to capture the minute detail and subtle nuances of color that make each plant unique. Even a very small painting can take over 50 hours to complete.”

Thank you so much for your interest in my work.


My work can be seen locally at

James Krom Gallery

On the Peace Plaza downtown Rochester

A.R.T. Art Gallery and Antiques

Kahler Grande Hotel Lobby, Rochester

Riverwood Gallery in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

I am represented by

Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper

Contact Information

Denise Walser-Kolar

(507) 282-7509

2017 Workshops

Leaves and Vellum

January 14, 2017

Mobile, Alabama

3-day Fruits on Vellum

March 31 - April 2, 2017

Lewis Ginter - Richmond, Virginia

2-day Painting Beautiful Fruits on Vellum

April 22 & 23, 2017

Seattle, Washington

Painting Leaves

April 24, 2017

Seattle, Washington

Botanical Painting on the North Shore

August 14 - 18, 2017

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Painting Fall Subjects on Vellum

October 28 & 29, 2017

Brookside Gardens - Silver Spring, Maryland

2018 Workshops

•Southern California



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Denise Walser-Kolar, Botanical Artist

All art ©2016 Denise Walser-Kolar, all rights reserved, reproduction prohibited.