Hello, and welcome to my website!
My name is Helen, and I’m a botanical illustrator and designer living in Dorset, England.
I have loved all things creative since I was a child, and I was lucky to stumble upon the beautiful craft of botanical illustration when I was 18. I felt it was made for me: the detailed evaluation of plants stimulated my scientific mind, and the process and techniques involved in their depiction on paper satisfied my creative mind!
Now 26, the synergy of science and art is an ongoing theme in my life, as I continued to pursue botanical illustration whilst studying to become a doctor. Alongside my medical degree I completed the Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma, graduating with a distinction and the Award For Excellence the same year I graduated from university.
I continue to work as a doctor and I love my job - every day I'm learning new things and I'm pushed outside of my comfort zone. I'm passionate about holistic medicine and the fundamental importance of looking after our body and mind with a well-balanced lifestyle. I strongly believe that if we are kind to ourselves and our bodies, we are far better positioned to use our energy positively to live the life we want, and help others to do the same.
For me, this involves being as active as I can each day, eating well, daily meditation practice, and making time for the things that make my soul happy - spending time with friends, family & my dogs, and being creative.
I imagine myself working as a doctor and artist for the foreseeable future. I work on my own ideas and projects, but also accept personal and commercial commissions. Currently I am working on a series of complex floral bouquets.
I'm so grateful for you for taking a few moments out of your busy day to browse my botanical world here on the internet. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch!