Selected Works

“The temple bell stops.

But the sound keeps coming

Out of the flowers.”

Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694)

I grow my own botanicals—the models for my artwork—or purchase them from local greenhouses that sell the flowers, fruits, and vegetables produced in the rich farmland of this region. We are fortunate to live in an area that is a major North American bird race, and the birds in my images are found in our gardens. My art is carefully created by hand in watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, and graphite using time-honored natural science illustration techniques.

Turk’s Turban (Cucurbita maxima): Mixed Media

 

Candy Cone: Mixed Media

 

Indian corn (Zea mays): Watercolor and Pastel

 

Apple Cycle (Malus sp.): Watercolor and Pastel

 

Cymbidium Orchids (Cymbidium): Pen and Ink

 

Dancing Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris): Watercolor

 

Black_Oak

Black Oak Leaf (Quercus velutina): Watercolor and Pastel

 

Hannah's World_Kopka_1-2012

Hannah’s World: Pen and Ink (Created for my grand-niece Hannah when she was born)

 

Dwarf Ayers Pears (Pyrus commmunis): Mixed Media

 

Picture 598

Les Beaux Légumes (The Beautiful Vegetables) Poster (Vintage): Mixed Media

 

Picture 248

Heirloom Gourds (Cucurbita pepo): Watercolor and Pastel

 

Picture 270

Concord Grapes (Vintage) (Vitis labrusca): Watercolor and Pen and Ink

 

Picture 872

Garlic and Friends Market Poster: Mixed Media

 

Picture 249

Tomato Roma (Solanum lycopersicum): Watercolor and Graphite

 

Picture 871

Pineapple (Vintage) (Ananas comosus): Watercolor and Pen and Ink

 

Picture 1320

Oranges and Orioles: Watercolor, Pastel, and Gouache

 

Picture 1319

Medicinal Plants Poster (Vintage): Watercolor and Pen and Ink

 
kaleidoscope show card_kopka_2015

Botanical Show Card (Vintage): Watercolor and Pastel

 

Nine Tulips Twirling, reshot 4-8-19

Nine Tulips Twirling Poster (Tulipa sp.): Watercolor and Pastel

 

Sunflower Seed Head and Song Sparrow

Sunflower Seed Head and Song Sparrow: Pen and Ink

 

Climbing_hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolis): Watercolor, Pastel, Gouache, and Pen and Ink

Deb Drawing 1

August 2020: Doing field sketches in our garden for Hibiscus Hybrid (Hibiscus hybridus) below: Watercolor and pastel