Heeyoung Kim Watercolor and Graphite on Paper - Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum
26" x 19 3/4"
Watercolor on Paper
Native Plants of the Woods and Prairie
In the spirit of natural history artists of the past, contemporary botanical artist Heeyoung Kim documents and depicts rare and native plants from endangered ecosystems. Her exquisite, deftly painted compositions portray native woodland and prairie plants. Giving priority to rare, endangered species, she also paints common species when they have high ecological value. Drawing her specimens in situ with precise measurements, Heeyoung Kim works in watercolor, ink or graphite pencil, depending upon the characteristics of each plant. After her first solo exhibition in 2011, she quickly gained a reputation as a wildflower botanical artist, winning several prestigious awards. Her work has been exhibited at The American Society of Botanical Artists/Horticultural Society of New York, Chicago, and The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.