Parnell Corder

Introducing the work of Contemporary Botanical Illustrator Parnell Corder.

Recalling botanical illustrations of the late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, these dynamic contemporary works of art combine the obsession of the avid horticulturalist with the aesthetics and technical expertise of a classically trained painter. The subtle yet vibrant colors of the individual specimens are detailed in the exacting, fine brushwork. These sophisticated works with their contemporary approach to proportion, placement and simplicity extend beyond the traditional botanical illustration by including imagery of garden elements, paintings of noteworthy books on botanical illustrations and beautiful objects of nature. The works are calming, thoughtful and elegant in their presentation.

A native of Indiana, Parnell Corder received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Corder is available for commissions of all scale and media.

Having executed large-scale projects for the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the island of Oahu, Mr. Corder installed 250 unique works specifically created for the Hotel’s guest suites. Other successful projects targeted to the Interior Design Community, include painting 450 unique works for a luxury online retailer.

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Parnell Corder
Sherman Oaks, CA

Painting of a Book, Watercolor on paper, 22" x 30"
© Parnell Corder, 2012

Recent Exhibitions:

The Virginia Robinson Garden
25th Annual Garden Tour & Gala, May 2013
Beverly Hills, CA

The Virginia Robinson Garden
24th Annual Garden Tour & Gala, May 2012
Beverly Hills, CA
Robinson Garden, Article

The Vintage Club – Cactus Flower- March 2012
Indian Wells, CA

Wendy Daniel Studio
Oakland , CA , 2012 – continuing

The Vintage Club- ArtWalk- March 2011
Indian Wells, CA

Filoli Estate
Patterns and Abstractions of Nature
A Fine Art Mixed Media Exhibit
Woodside, CA
Tuesday, February 9 through Sunday, April 11. 2010
Artplantae Today, Online Article

Filoli Estate
11th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit
Woodside, CA
June 23 through August 16th, 2009


Stanhopea, Hanging Orchid,
Watercolor on paper, 30” x 22”
© Parnell Corder, 2011


Fern Version 1,
Watercolor on paper, 20” x 16”
© Parnell Corder, 2013

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