Florence Gendre



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.

Professional affiliations

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 GallicusBotanical Art Worldwide PARIS 2017

Natural History Museum – PARIS

Paris XVIII City Hall – PARIS


Website : florence-gendre-illustration.com

Instagram : instagram.com/florencegendre_illustration

Email : florence.gendre@orange.fr