Born into a family of artists in Lyon – France, I have always been passionate about science and nature, especially entomology and herpetology. After studying Art in Paris, at both Atelier Penninghen and Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD), I started my career as a freelance illustrator for advertising and press.
My rigorous and precise style has brought me to work in various industries from luxury (jewellery & cosmetics design) as well as medical or architecture visualization.
In 2016 I decided to go back to my passion for observation with botanical watercolour painting.
I love to travel and hike, it’s an opportunity for me to find thousands of inspiring things to draw and fill my sketchbooks.
Seeds, plants, roots, and other surprising and unexpected subjects appeal to me the most.
I tend to draw them oversized to illustrate them in greater detail.
Graphite pencil and watercolour are my preferred mediums of expression.
2020 SBA – Society of Botanical Artist – UK – Fellow Member
2018 ASBA / American Society of Botanical Arts
2017 ATG / French Society of Engraved Stamp
2015 SFIB / French Society of Botanical Illustration
2019 Exhibition Silver – US
Botanica – Chabram2 – FRANCE 2018
21st Annual International Exhibition ASBA – USA
Plants & Insects – Parc Floral – PARIS
Hortus Gallicus – Botanical Art Worldwide – PARIS 2017
Natural History Museum – PARIS
Paris XVIII City Hall – PARIS
Website : florence-gendre-illustration.com
Instagram : instagram.com/florencegendre_illustration
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