I am a botanical artist and art educator working primarily in watercolor. I also use graphite, colored pencil, and pen and ink.
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Catherine Tong is open on Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.
Catherine Tong takes online orders for pickup and shipping through this website.
By appointment only. Please indicate desired pickup times when you check out.
Catherine Tong takes commissions.
Botanical Art Prints
Botanical art has a long tradition of depicting plants in a scientifically accurate and aesthetically pleasing manner. It is a marriage of science and art. Each painting requires hours of research, sketches, color and value studies all before the painting process begins. After preparation, the final painting itself can take between 30-60 hours and, like a beloved book, is difficult to finish. I do hope you enjoy these pieces.
Many of my originals are for sale. Please contact me for more information.
I also accept commissions.
Brassica oleracea (Kale), colored pencil; Fine Art print
Citrus unshiu (Satsuma Mandarin), Watercolor; Fine Art Print
Leucadendron salignum, Watercolor; Fine Art Print
Aesculus glabra (Ohio Buckeye), Watercolor; Fine Art Print
Solanum melongena (Eggplant), Watercolor; Fine Art Print
Tulipa (Tulip), Watercolor; Fine Art Print
Iris domestica (Blackberry Lily), Watercolor; Fine Art Print
Solidago (Golden rod), Watercolor; Fine Art Print
Tillandsia aeranthos ‘Major’, Fine Art Print
Study of Malus domestica, Fine Art Print
Scientific Botanical Illustration Prints
Scientific botanical illustrations are depictions of plants and plant parts that emphasize the scientific record and botanical accuracy of a plant species. While closely related to botanical art, botanical illustration is art in the service of science. Scientific illustrations are traditionally monochromatic.
Ink Line Drawings
These line drawings seek to capture the essence of the plant in its most simplified being. While en route to a fuller understanding of a species, the simple lines contain a world of beauty in themselves. Please inquire about plant species not shown here.
Iris x hybrid, Original Ink Line Drawing
Lilium ‘Stargazer’, Original Ink Line Drawing
Salix exigua (Coyote Willow) Original Ink Line Drawing
Rosa ‘Charlotte’ Original Ink Line Drawing
Viola x hybrid
Topographical Lake Paintings
See your favorite Minnesota lake from a different vantage point. Each painting shows the varying depth throughout the lake, symbolized by the varying color saturation. This provides viewers with a fresh experience and new understanding of the water and land beneath the surface. When possible, paintings are completed using water from that lake, providing a physical connection between the lake and your piece of art.
If you don’t see your desired lake from the below completed list, please contact me and I will do my best to create an accurate custom painting for you.
Originals and Prints Available for Purchase
Bde Maka Ska
Lake of the Isles
Cedar Lake and Brownie Lake
Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata Bay
Long Lake and Pike Lake
Lake Nokomis and Lake Hiawatha
Lake Pepin, Mississippi River Pool 4
Root River and tributaries
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