Willie Schlechter is an award winning botanical artist and illustrator. He often presents watercolour workshops and facilitates weekly art classes in various mediums.

"During the course of my studies I have worked in various mediums and techniques, from painting and printmaking to photography and film. However, my love for painting and realism was most encouraged while doing a course in botanical illustration as part of my postgraduate studies. Since then I have worked mainly in the genre of botanical art, and have been fortunate to receive awards at various exhibitions. These include the Kirstenbosch Botanical biennale, Cape Town (2010 - bronze, 2013 - bronze); World Orchid Conference, Pretoria (2015 - merit) and Botalia, Painted flora, Lucca (2010 - silver)."