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My fascination with botanical illustration started young when I was growing up in Taiwan. As a child, I collected botanical images from wrapping papers, greeting cards, books, and the Internet. I love how the images capture the beauty and essence of the prettiest creation in the world, and make them last forever. … Read More
My fascination with botanical illustration started young when I was growing up in Taiwan. As a child, I collected botanical images from wrapping papers, greeting cards, books, and the Internet. I love how the images capture the beauty and essence of the prettiest creation in the world, and make them last forever. Little did I know that I would detour from this fascination for more than ten years before I found my way back to botanical illustration in Lacoste, France.

I pursued my B.F.A. in Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). I tried drawing anything and everything, but something was always lost: a true passion and connection to my subjects. With SCAD, I traveled to Lacoste in the Provence area in southern France for a study-abroad program. There and then, the beautiful French countryside brought back my passion for nature, especially for plants. Under the Provencal winter light, I discovered my artist voice in botanical illustrations.

My botanical illustration takes on the traditional didactic concept of rendering my subjects with informative details, the veins in leaves, the folds in petals, and the different stages of a plant’s growth, and applies a more modern aesthetic. I design my illustration with an elegant composition and clean typography. Watercolor is my medium of choice, and I focus on layering with thoughtful execution and tight brush strokes to give fresh color and vibrancy to my subjects. The final images are suitable for educational purposes as well as commercial usages in art licensing for products, greeting cards, and fine art prints. Read Less
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