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About Heeyoung Kim:
Wildflower painter, Heeyoung Kim, documents native plants of Midwestern prairies and woods. Rare and endangered ones are in her priority as plant population is rapidly decreasing globally. She creates detailed portrayals of each plant and its life cycle through keen observation and broad research throughout its growing seasons in natural habitats. Her paintings and drawings are distinguished with scientific accuracy, authentic composition, and masterful rendering of the medium. She has been building up a digital image bank from her artworks in her blog "Project 200". She set a goal to paint 200 native species and hope her art would be used for educating the public about native plants and nature conservation.
Kim founded the botanical art program at Brushwood Center and teaches this traditional art form in various media. Also she often collaborates with schools, gardens, and garden clubs to advocate the important role of plants to eco sustainability and our own existence.