My childhood dream was to combine my love of writing and drawing by becoming a children’s book author and illustrator. After college I published two children’s books, and then worked as a copywriter, creating print ads and television commercials at several large ad agencies. I never stopped drawing and painting, however, and in 2006 I began to study botanical and natural illustration at the New York Botanical Garden, where I focused on traditional techniques of drawing, watercolor, and pen-and-ink. I began making prints in 2009 and to focus on oil painting in 2010.

I continue to pursue my love of line and color in natural subjects, landscape, and portraiture, through workshops and classes at the New York Botanical Gardens, the Silvermine Arts Center, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, and in collaboration with the Guild Brook Artists and the Two Whippets Artists Guild.


Current Publications

The American Scholar (Online Edition, February 27, 2017) has published an article, “Melinda Green Tepler: Color and Form,” by Noelani Kirschner, in “Portrait of the Artist,” a new weekly section that features American artists and their work.

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Upcoming Shows

Katonah Museum Artists’Association Benefit Show at Northern Westchester Hospital, March through September 2017

Juried Exhibits and Shows
“The Print Sale,” Juried benefit sale, Katonah Museum, October 25 to January 24, 2016
“Whales, Dogs, Birds, Flowers & Clouds,” prints by Melinda Green Tepler and Laura Clark, JCC of Mid-Westchester, Scarsdale, New York, 2015
“Natural Instincts,” juried group show, Kenise Barnes, juror, The Gallery in the Park, Ward Pound Ridge, Cross River, NY, 2014
“Humans, Dogs, Plants, and Landscapes,” monoprints, Two Whippets Artists Guild/Scarsdale, NY, 2013
“Six Degrees of Inspiration,” group show, Irvington Public Library, NY, 2013
“Beginnings,” group show, Guild Brook Artists/Scarsdale, NY, 2012
“Just Because It’s June,” group show, Guild Brook Artists/Bronxville, NY, 2012
“Nature’s Forms,” member show, Mamaroneck Artists Guild, NY, 2012
“Landscape Perspectives, ” Guild Brook Artists/Scarsdale, NY, 2011
“Monoprints 2011: Form, Connection, Evolution,” Two Whippets Artists Guild/Scarsdale, NY, 2011
Silvermine Arts Center Juried Student Show, New Canaan, CT, 2010-2013
“Small Works,” Mamaroneck Artists Guild Juried Show, 2009, 2014

Art Associations
Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Two Whippets Artists Guild, Yonkers, NY
Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Mamaroneck, NY
Katonah Museum Artist’s Association, Katonah, NY

Published Work
Westchester Theater of Dance, design and illustration of production posters:
“Gaite Parisienne,” 2014, 2008; “Beauty and the Beast,” 2013; “Cinderella,” 2012; “Madeline”, 2011; “The Seasons,” 2010; “The Little Mermaid,”2009;
Shakespeare Coloring Books (set of six), Octagon Press, Birmingham, MI, 1980
Children’s books: Bembelman’s Bakery, Parents’ Magazine Press, NY, 1978;
Rachel’s Recital, Atlantic Monthly Press, Boston, 1979

Silvermine School of Art (New Canaan, CT), Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT), New York Botanical Gardens (Bronx, NY), School of Visual Arts (NY), Art Students’ League (NY)
Yale University, BA, English; Courses in graphic arts, printmaking, and book design