6 paintings of rare orchids by botanical artist, Heeyoung Kim. They are displayed with 10,000 live orchids at the 4th Annual Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden. (https://www.youtube.com/upload)

It has been very special to get enganged with so many people at the orchid show. Most of the viewers were very curious about how long it takes to paint like this much detailed and large works. It is hard to answer, though, especially when I have to draw them in situ. Sometimes, I draw one species along the way of a few years, because they don't bloom perfectly as I want to paint. Or they get damaged by animals or weather, so I need to wait for the next year's bloom. I feel blessed to be able to paint these precious plants. Of course, there are friends and experts who help me along the way. My special thanks to them! 

Art Opening Reception at Brushwood Center, Jan 8, 1pm - 3pm, 2017

2nd Annual Boanial Art Exhibition by Heeyoung Kim & Students

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N Riverwoods Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

Heeyoung Kim and her students will show botanical artworks that have been created in her uniquely designed art program. Works are in watercolor, graphite pencil, ink, and/or colored pencil. Come and see how contemporary botanical artists further the traditional art form combined with science. More than 50 works will be displayed. Click the image for slide show.