my art journey



My name is Constance and all my life I have dreamed of one day being a "real" artist. Even though I sketched and painted all the time, I never considered that I already was one until just recently.

After wondering for quite some time what my niche was, a friend suggested that I try botanical art.  So, I took an online course in botanical illustration really not knowing what to expect...

I didn’t know how fun it would be to study and dissect a Hibiscus plant,  draw out all of its different parts, and learn to put together a beautiful composition - all in graphite - God's creation is so amazing!

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
— Psalm 96:11-12

This website is a documentary of my personal journey in becoming a botanical illustrator.
It is my desire that as you read and create along with me in my daily findings,
you too will be inspired to begin your art journey.

I love graphite, but it's not the only medium I love to work in...
Give me a piece of black charcoal, a black Stabilo pencil and some white Gesso
and I am in Heaven!
Presently I am taking courses in botanical illustration and hope to complete my botanical illustration diploma in the next four years through the
Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh.
In this diploma time,

I will learn to work proficiently in watercolor as well.