About Elaine Hultgren
Elaine is a four year graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a major in painting and a minor in printmaking and is a multi-talented artist. Her graphic design work and illustrations both commercial and scientific have been published in books, magazines and newsprint and her paintings and drawings have been included in several juried shows and private collections.
Elaine is also an Emmy award winning animation artist for her work on the animated series, “The Tick” and has worked in the television, film, and computer gaming industry for over 25 years as a layout, storyboard and concept artist.
Upon moving to Phoenix in 2001 to work on “Horizon’s Empire of Istaria” as the lead concept artist, she enrolled in the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden’s Botanical art and Illustration program in 2005 and received certification in 2010. Elaine started teaching botanical drawing, watercolor, silverpoint, vellum painting, and Sonoran snake, lizard and beetle art in 2007. The Nature Sketching & Journaling class has become her signature workshop and she has taken this class “On the Road” to The Toledo Botanical Garden, Toledo, Ohio; Side- Cut Metro Park, Maumee, OH; Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City and in April 2014, The Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ and in August, The Grand Canyon Field Institute, Grand Canyon Natl. Park, AZ.