From left to right: Filming day for three videos made for the Launch of Chanel no. 5 L'eau, botanical inspirations from my courtyard, Faber-Castell ambassador appointment and Botanical Atelier at Multiply (Keepers x Straits Clan), New Majestic Hotel.
L U C I N D A L A W
Self-described as a city girl who falls in love with nature, Lucinda Law embarked on her art career in 2009 and became a botanical watercolour artist in 2015. She has previously taught in the arts and design field of study for more than 15 years. She has worked on commissioned works and design bespoke nature-led creative workshops for clients such as Chanel, Bentley, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Harper’s Bazaar SG/ India, Kate Spade, Melissa, Uniqlo, Clinique, Clarins, Faber-Castell, Risis, Onituska Tiger, National Library Board, GuocoLand, Ecosperity, etc.
She is the first artist to show her botanical illustrations on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar SG in February 2016. In the same year, she was appointed as the local personality for the social media launch for the new Chanel no. 5 L'eau in collaboration with Harper's Bazaar SG. In 2017, she became the first artist in Singapore to be appointed as the Faber-Castell Singapore Art & Graphic Ambassador.
Lucinda Law is a botanical watercolour artist, writer/editor, educator and founding director of WITHIN. Her creative spectrum of professional work and artistic practice originates from her versatility in bridging theoretical and practice-led expressions based on a range of contemporary cultural lifestyle issues and topics rooted in art, design, fashion, communication, travel, nature and creativity. Her dedication to her field of interests is evidenced by her BA in English Language and Literature and MA in Fine Arts. She has previously worked as a lifestyle editor in Singapore and travel editor in Hong Kong. She has also edited and written numerous books and feature stories about arts, design, fashion, travel and lifestyle in over 15 publication titles.
She is currently teaching botanical watercolour courses and workshops at WITHIN, a nature-led creative studio she founded in 2016. Previously, she served as a senior lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts where she oversaw the curriculum framework and strategic direction for cultural and contextual studies for the entire fashion programmes for six years. Additionally, she led lectures and research for the programmes for which she had also presented and published academic papers. With a Certificate in Higher Education and more than 14 years of teaching experience, Lucinda has taught at arts and design institution such as Temasek Polytechnic, Lasalle School of Arts and Glasgow School of Arts. She has also lectured on topics such as Fashion Journalism, Communications in design and fashion, Cultural and Contextual studies, Image and Text, Extended-Essay, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Fashion and Research Methods in Design
While working full time in Lasalle, she completed her Masters in Fine Arts in 2011 and exhibited her first show at 2012. Her main study investigated the relationship between image, text and narratives. Drawing influences from her passion in literature, she uses text inspirations from visual poetry to her journals, transporting the two-dimensional aspects of text forms and interpreting them into three-dimensional "text-scape" installations to create an immersive experience of fictive discourse. Above all, she is passionately inspired by nature history and the time-based quality of nature and beauty.
As an avid learner of new skills, she became a certified florist in 2008 to enhance her appreciation for nature and actively seeks courses to enhance her skills. She is an advocate for literacy and her life-long companions are books. She moderates and curates a series of cultural and lifestyle talks, titled, "The Art of Living" for the National Library of Singapore in 2015 and 2016.
Named as one of Harper's Bazaar Singapore's Most Stylish Women of the Year, Lucinda has been featured in publications including Monocle Magazine, TimeOut, Life! Straits Times, Business Times Weekend, A-List, Style Magazine, Catalog and Harper's Bazaar SG/ India. She is the first artist to showcase her botanical illustrations on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar SG in February 2016. In the same year, she was appointed as the local personality for the social media launch for the new Chanel no. 5 L'eau in collaboration with Harper's Bazaar SG where three videos focused on her art were created (Read the full interviews here). In 2017, she became the first artist to be appointed as the Faber-Castell Singapore Art & Graphic Ambassador.
She is often invited as a guest artist for live illustrations events and workshops, as well as a commissioned artist for clients such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GuocoLand, Ecosperity, Chanel, Bentley, Risis, Clarins, Kate Spade, Clinique, Uniqlo, ICON magazine, Melissa, Shiseido, etc.
Her paintings have been presented as gifts to members of royal family and statesmen. She was commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in December 2016 to paint the unique orchid, Dendrobium Norodom Sihamoni. The botanical watercolour illustration artwork she created was presented as a state gift to the King of Cambodia, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni.
She launched and led her first creative retreat in Chiang Mai in February 2017 and is conducting another creative retreat, Art of Nature Journeys, from 5 to 9 August 2017, in collaborations with Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens. Email email@example.com for the full itinerary.
Besides actively managing her creative studio and working on clients' projects with her team, she is working towards more exhibitions in 2017 & 2018.
2011 Masters in Fine Arts, Lasalle College of the Arts-Open University, Singapore
2005 Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.
2004 B.A. in English Language & English Literature, SIM-Open University, Singapore
2012 One Perfect Complex, Trispace, ICA, Singapore.
2017 Botanical Atelier Room, Multiply (Keepers x Straits Clan), New Majestic Hotel, Singapore.
2016 Keepers, Fullerton Hotel, East Garden Wing, Singapore.
2016 Tropical Garden in a City, UNIQLO Orchard, Singapore.
2016 Orchids Archival Collection of RISIS, Raffles Shopping Centre, Singapore.
2014 Come Closer, ICA Gallery II, Singapore.
2013 100 Friends, TCC Gallery, Singapore.
2012 100 Friends, TCC Gallery, Singapore.
2011 100 Friends, TCC Gallery, Singapore.
2011 Metalstargazer, Zouk, Singapore.
2014 Out of 12, ICA Gallery II, Singapore.
2010 Fantasia, Project Space, ICA, Singapore.
2010 Objects, Praxis Space, ICA, Singapore.