Denise Walser-Kolar

Denise Walser-Kolar earned her Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design and Commercial Illustration from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota. After graduating from college, she worked in the Graphics Department at Mayo Clinic for nearly ten years before starting her own graphic design business. She began taking classes at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art in 2003 and began teaching Botanical Art in 2006.

Her work has been exhibited at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, the 10th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition at Filoli in Woodside, California, the 11th & 12th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibitions presented by The American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of New York, and Focus on Nature XI at the New York State Museum. In March of 2011, Denise received a Silver-Gilt Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in London for her paintings of the Hazelnuts of Badgersett Research Farm. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

She is represented by Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper.

Denise lives and paints in Rochester, Minnesota. You can see more of her work on her website at