Rui was born in a small town in Shandong Province in China. She came to the UK to continue her studies in 2004 after finishing her undergraduate degree in BA focusing on New Media Design.
Rui entered the master’s degree of Graphic Design at the University for the Creative Arts in Maidstone, Kent. It was during this time her passion for botanical art began.
After a few years of being a freelance graphic designer in London, Rui’s interest in painting flowers and plants grew. She joined the diploma course at the Chelsea School of Botanical Art from 2016 – 2017 and graduated with distinction for her final project.
Rui has a particular interest in English Roses, and she had grown 56 different varieties in her garden so far.
All of her works are watercolour on paper.
Rui’s botanical artwork has been accepted for exhibition at the Royal Horticultural Society shows in 2019, currently she is working on six paintings for the RHS and also Amicus Botanicus Group Exhibition for Woburn Abbey and Gardens.
Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital "The Healing Power of Plants and Flowers" July 2017
Society of Botanical Artists "Plantae" June 2019.
Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, July 2019
Email: [email protected]