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Phipps Conservatory's Botanical Art and Illustration Program Remembers Trudy Rehbock

In memoriam, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is honored to feature an online exhibition of the work of Trudy Rehbock. Trudy first became a member of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in 2001. She started taking botanical art classes in 2005 and participated in the Flora Project for ten years, from 2010 – 2020. Trudy was a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the local chapter, Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society, for twelve years. She earned the Phipps Botanical Art and Illustration Basic Certificate in November 2018. Primarily known for her expressive colored-pencil work, Trudy liked to make yearly spring visits to Kaual, Hawaii where she took classes from Wendy Hollender, a well-known botanical artist and author of several books on colored pencil technique. The colored pencil pieces in this online exhibit are Trudy’s works from the Flora Project, classes and independent projects, as well as her creative pieces from Hawaii. Phipps will miss Trudy’s easygoing and joyful spirit as a fellow student and member of Pittsburgh’s botanical art community.


Kalanchoe, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Colored Pencil



Rue-anemone, Thalictrum thalictroides
Colored Pencil



Milkweed, Asclepias
Colored Pencil



American sycamore, Planatus occidentalis
Colored Pencil



Purple heart, Tradescantia pallida
Colored Pencil



Sunflower, Helianthus
Colored Pencil



Sweet Joe-Pye-weed, Eupatorium purpureum
Colored Pencil



Torch ginger, Etlingera elatior
Colored Pencil



Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica
Colored Pencil



Canada goldenrod, Solidago canadensis
Colored Pencil



Common blue violet, Viola sororia
Colored Pencil



Yellow Wildflowers
Colored Pencil