I began to draw illustrations at the age of
18 mainly for childrens books. After taking care of two foster
children, I started to draw botanical art.
The first objects are the oak
trees, precisely the Fagaceae species, in Japan. The reason to
pick oak trees is that they are very popular trees for many
people and their fruits, acorns, are loved by children. Also the
oak trees are very big not only in height, but also in width with
expanding branches. Many trees are respected by the local people
because of their age and capacity.
It took almost 10 years to draw all species
common in Japan and my work was published as book titled “Pictorial
Encyclopedia of Oaks in Japan” in 2004.
some drawings at 2001 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) exhibition
in London, U.K., and was awarded the Gold Medal. Two drawings are
kept at RHS library in London.
Now I am expanding my interest to other trees and flowers while
continuing my work for the oak trees in the World.
Please visit my website to see my drawings: http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/kacorn/index-e.htm
To contact me, please eMail to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Quercus miyagii - Watercolor
210mmW x 240mmH © 1996
Images © Keiko Tokunaga