Tropical Botanic Artists


Kristi Bettendorf

Kristi Bettendorf is currently co-director of Tropical Botanic Artists, a collective of South Florida-based botanical artists. Kristi graduated with a degree in art, but a career in law side-tracked her artistic endeavors for quite a while.  After 35 years as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, most recently as a Deputy Chief Assistant, she welcomes the opportunity in retirement to return to her love of painting, watercolor in particular, and to explore different media as well.  She thinks she has definitely found her niche in botanical illustration!  

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Lignum vitae visited by honey bees.

Watercolor and colored pencil on paper

16 x 20 in

Bursera simaruba

Gumbo limbo

Watercolor and colored pencil on paper

16 x 12 in

Grevillea "Superb"

Watercolor on paper

12 x 12 in

Sophora tomentosa

Yellow Necklacepod

Mixed media on paper

20 x 16 in

Psychotria nervosa

Watercolor on paper

16 x 12 in