Welcome to my Botanical World
Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to have the chance to speak and meet you one day soon whether for an upcoming collaboration, in my workshops or retreats.
I'm in the midst of updating my website to include my new editorial blog- I'm pretty excited as I've many articles about all related about botanical, art and travel to share with you. I've lots of stories and ideas about tips on living a creative life grounded in the love for nature, my creative processes, botanical adventures and connections to a wider network of amazing people who are doing everything botanical-related. I'll be sharing my personal favourite practices on how to live a creative life closer to nature because we're all on this journey together. For now, if you like a glimpse of my botanical world, my Instagram stories is a storehouse of my current projects I'm working on, my botanical muses, what's on my painting playlist, updates on my workshops and retreats, my upcoming 2-week botanical adventures in mountainous Chiang Mai & Luang Prabang (20 Jul-5 Aug), so let's get connected on Instagram here!
Remember the creative dates I was talking about early this year, I really do hope you're scheduling time out for yourself to get creative with me whether at my workshops or retreats. For those who have already signed up, I'm so proud of you for taking that first step to gaining creative confidence, you know the amazing lengths my team and I take to make sure you've a supportive and holistic arts experience with us.
Here are the details for you to join me for the second half of 2018!
Summer is here and Within just turned TWO!
Two years ago, in 2016, I started Within & Co, a nature-led creative studio with a core belief that powerful combinative effects of nature and arts enhance our well-being, optimised our creative potential and eventually, a deeper affinity with nature will only do us a lot of good, especially for people like us living in cities. So not only do I enjoy helping others to develop and nourish their creative confidence through nature-inspired arts practice, but I also create nature-inspired arts and design projects to share the beauty of nature.
Since then I had grown my start-up from 0 to 47 clients comprising of corporate companies and lifestyle brands and numerous private commissions. I feel immensely lucky and grateful everyday to see our work in art/design commissions and consultancy; educational programmes and creative retreats being supported and appreciated by many. I was gathering information for my artist's profile and came to see that, in two years, I’ve written and conducted over 200 botanical art workshops, four botanical art courses, two overseas creative retreats in collaboration with Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens (our upcoming retreats will take place soon in Chiang Mai 3-10 Nov & Kauai, Hawaii 23 Feb-4 Mar 2019).
My team and I spent have spent countless hours researching, teaching and talking about the well-being and appreciation of art and nature. Above all, you may also have noticed the dedicated human hours that goes into creating the detailed botanical illustrations, art commissions and design projects. I'll love to share more details of the work we do below and I'm sure it'll give you plenty of inspirations of how we can collaborate or in some way or another, spend creative time together. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and wishing you a fruitful time ahead.
Lucinda Law is a botanical watercolour artist, teacher, writer and founding director of Within. Driven by her love to share the beauty of nature and for helping others to develop and nourish their creative confidence through nature-inspired arts practice, she started Within, a nature-led creative studio and consultancy in 2016. Since then, Within has worked on over 45 collaborations and commissioned projects with companies such as Mandai Park Holdings, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Changi Airport Group, Leica, Chanel, Bentley, Mulberry, Aesop, Banyan Tree and more.
As a self-taught watercolorist, she also undertook recent training in botanical illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, United Kingdom. She exhibited her first solo art installation in 2012 and her botanical watercolor paintings has been commissioned as gifts for dignitaries and celebrities such as Forest Whitaker and ministers.
Lucinda also programmes and conducts immersive creative retreat and over 200 botanical art workshops. She designs bespoke workshops for her collaborators such as Leica, Aesop, Diptyque and more. She has also taught Botanical Illustration to the staff of Cibodas Botanic Gardens, Indonesia.
Her workshops focus on the powerful combinative effects and therapeutic benefits of art, science and beauty found in the botanical world. Guests are trained in technical skills and holistic art practices. Lucinda has more than 13 years of teaching experience in tertiary arts and design institute in Singapore, such as Temasek Polytechnic, Lasalle College of the Arts and Glasgow School of Arts. While working full time as a Senior Lecturer in Lasalle College of the Arts, and overseeing the department of Cultural & Theoretical Studies in Fashion, she completed her Masters in Fine Arts in 2011. She also hold a BA in English Language and Literature. Prior to teaching, she has worked as a cultural writer and travel editor in Hong Kong.
She is appointed as the first Arts & Graphic Ambassador for Faber-Castell Singapore and the first Brand Ambassador for Diptyque Singapore. She is the first artist to illustrate the cover of Harper's Bazaar Magazine 2017 and AMEX's Centurion Magazine 2018.
Her upcoming nature-meets-arts creative retreats partner with botanical institutions such as Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (Thailand), Cibodas Botanic Garden, (Indonesia) and National Tropical Botanical Gardens (Hawaii).
Click here to see our esteemed clients we have worked with.
A glimpse into my works, creative process, travel adventures and botanical-infused world at my Instagram.
Online and Print Media Features
Esquire Magazine, T: The New York Times Magazine (Singapore), Monocle Magazine, AMEX Centurion Magazine, Time Out, The Straits Times, Business Times, 8 Days, LoveBonito, Pazzion, ANZA, Salt, High Net Worth, WearOhWhere, The A-List, Buro 24/7, Lady Boss Asia, Style Magazine, Female, Catalog, Harper's Bazaar SG/ India, I-Weekly, Lianhe ZaoBao, PIN Prestige and Singapore Women's Weekly. Read some of the interviews here.
2011 Masters in Fine Arts, Lasalle College of the Arts-Open University, Singapore
2004 B.A. in English Language & English Literature, SIM-Open University, Singapore
2018 Edible Beauty, Hilton Hotel, Singapore.
2012 One Perfect Complex, Trispace, ICA, Singapore.
2018 National Gallery Singapore, Light to Night Festival, Art Skins on Monuments.
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.
“You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer. In that kind of relationship, you have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change your life.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
“Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing.” — Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Thank you for visiting and may you light up within.