Charlotte Day is a master of both sides of the coin when it comes to botany.

The London-based illustrator trained in horticulture before studying at Chelsea College of Art where she realised her incredible talent for hand-painting flora brings great satisfaction. A deep love for plants began in her childhood where she was surrounded by natural beauty.

Acknowledging plants as a source of beauty but also essential to our survival, Charlotte’s illustrations not only admire the varying organic shapes of flora, but also reflect her underlying philosophy toward sustainability.

After many years of watching her father as a sign writer, Charlotte added hand-painted lettering to her line of skills, and her eloquent combination of the two heartens a sense of tranquillity and peacefulness. Charlotte’s work spans a variety of editorial, promotional and commercial projects.

We spoke to her about what stemmed a change in career, hand painting versus digital work and what she hopes people gain from her illustrations.

Image: Charlotte Day

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