Botanicals Collection

My Botanicals Collection is a personal compilation of the carefree days of my childhoodwithin an eastern paradise - playing with sticks and leaves behind my house; daily walks to and from school; and my mother’s favourite flower, the pure and resilient orchid. 

 

My verdant, tropical surroundings provide the inspiration for the natural beauty of these textured paintings, which are my most popular artworks.

 

Also discover the hidden bees, ladybirds and other details concealed within the colourful paintings.

A personal collection of childhood memories within an eastern paradise

 

Moving back to Asia and living in Singapore, stirred memories of the carefree days of my childhood - playing with sticks and leaves in the playground behind my house; daily walks to and from school that saw me jumping over puddles, watching tadpoles and ants, and observing bees they busily collected nectar from hibiscus flowers. I smile when I think about my mother’s obsession with orchids, which as a child I could not comprehend. Now, I appreciate the purity and strength of these beautiful floras. These verdant, tropical surroundings of my youth are so far removed from the sanitised, technological world of our children today. 

Although the botanical theme is widely represented in the art world, I dig deep into my childhood and give my personal 'Mishell’ perspective. I hope this lush yet simple, textured and smooth, contemporary yet traditional collection resonates deeply with you. 

Courage Collection
 
pink cats are cool, mishell leong, 2019, botanicals

"Meow Meow - Pink Cats are Cool"

Original Mixed Media on Belgian Linen Canvas

2019

69cm x 84cm

USD$5,049

 

 

 

‘Courage’ is the latest series of paintings from my Botanicals Collection. Instead of trying to recreate nature with my brush and palette knife, I decided to incorporate the lush nature from my childhood into my paintings.

 

By incorporating real leaves and flowers, the authentic and beautiful essence of Mother Nature transcends onto the canvas. Seeing the intensity of the results from each intricate and individual leaf and flower pattern was empowering; every crease and angle is captured in way a brush could never express so acutely.

 

It was exhilarating to witness the transformational effect from each layer of rich jungle, exuding the magical feel of multi-dimensional garden on canvas. 

 

In a world that often feels so detached and artificial, it was energising to bring the raw beauty of natural foliage into the artworks.

 

The cats are my homage to my eighteen cats that I had at one point in my childhood. I call these my “Graffiti Cats” in this painting.

"Black Magic"

Original Mixed Media on Belgian Linen Canvas

2018

96cm x 50cm

USD$2,079

 

 

 

This is no ordinary black but the blackest of black, made from a special technology and pigment called “Nanoblack”. 

 

Black corresponds to water in Fengshui and is considered to be a neutral colour in Chinese culture and is the colour of heaven, symbolising the northern and western sky. The colour black represents immortality, knowledge, stability and power. 
 

I wanted to celebrate and show that black can be beautiful too. 

"A Painter’s Dream"

Original Mixed Media on Belgian Canvas

2018

140cm x 45cm

USD$2,095

 

 

This series is inspired by the lush tropical greens and colourful, vibrant flora that I grew up surrounded with in a small town called Subang Jaya in Malaysia. 

 

The abstract collection is my inspiration from the vibrant colours and festivities of my childhood life, with layers and layers of delightful textures and colours.

 

Each painting was carefully crafted and designed to hang in any direction (horizontally or vertically) to suit the space you envision them for. 

 

Add a pop of colour and happiness to your room today!

"Dance of Light"

Original Mixed Media on Belgian Linen Canvas

2018

140cm x 45cm

USD$1,856

 

 

 

This series is inspired by the lush tropical greens and colourful, vibrant flora that I grew up surrounded with in a small town called Subang Jaya in Malaysia. 

 

The abstract collection is my inspiration from the vibrant colours and festivities of my childhood life, with layers and layers of delightful textures and colours.

 

Each painting was carefully crafted and designed to hang in any direction (horizontally or vertically) to suit the space you envision them for. Best to hang as a pair.

 

Add a pop of colour and happiness to your room today!

hug me squish me, mishell leong, 2019, botanicals

"Hug Me, Squish Me"

Original Mixed Media on Belgian Linen Canvas

2019

21” x 21” (53cm x 53cm)

USD$2,079

 

 

 

 ‘Courage’ is the latest series of paintings from my Botanicals Collection. Instead of trying to recreate nature with my brush and palette knife, I decided to incorporate the lush nature from my childhood into my paintings.

 

By incorporating real leaves and flowers, the authentic and beautiful essence of Mother Nature transcends onto the canvas. Seeing the intensity of the results from each intricate and individual leaf and flower pattern was empowering; every crease and angle is captured in way a brush could never express so acutely.

The cats are my homage to my eighteen cats that I had at one point in my childhood. I miss having cats now in my adult life and infusing them into my paintings was my way to relive those sweet memories.

curiosity killed the cats, mishell leong

"Curiosity Killed the Cats"

Original Mixed Media on Belgian Linen Canvas

2019

21” x 21” (53cm x 53cm)

USD$2,079

 

 

 

‘Courage’ is the latest series of paintings from my Botanicals Collection. Instead of trying to recreate nature with my brush and palette knife, I decided to incorporate the lush nature from my childhood into my paintings.

 

By incorporating real leaves and flowers, the authentic and beautiful essence of Mother Nature transcends onto the canvas. Seeing the intensity of the results from each intricate and individual leaf and flower pattern was empowering; every crease and angle is captured in way a brush could never express so acutely.

 

The cats are my homage to my eighteen cats that I had at one point in my childhood. I miss having cats now in my adult life and infusing them into my paintings was my way to relive those sweet memories.

sirap bandung is my favourite drink, mishell leong, botanicals

"Sirap Bandung is my Favourite Drink"

Original Mixed Media on Belgian Linen Canvas

2019

10” x 26” (25cm x 66cm)

USD$1,633

 

 

 

‘Courage’ is the latest series of paintings from my Botanicals Collection. Instead of trying to recreate nature with my brush and palette knife, I decided to incorporate the lush nature from my childhood into my paintings.

 

By incorporating real leaves and flowers, the authentic and beautiful essence of Mother Nature transcends onto the canvas. Seeing the intensity of the results from each intricate and individual leaf and flower pattern was empowering; every crease and angle is captured in way a brush could never express so acutely.

 

Sirap Bandung is this sweet, pink drink made of rose syrup, milk and often served during festivities in Malaysia. A sip of this vibrant pink drink always brings me back home.

"Cat-titude"

Original Mixed Media on Belgian Linen Canvas

2019

26cm x 26cm

USD$1,114

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