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3021 Fillmore Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
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I am a botanical artist and art educator working primarily in watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink. I studied primarily at The Minnesota School of Botanical Art.


Online Sales

Catherine Tong takes online orders for pickup and shipping through this website.

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By appointment only. Please indicate desired pickup times when you check out.


Catherine Tong takes commissions.

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Botanical Art Prints link to this group

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.

Study of Malus Domestica link to this group

“Study of Malus Domestica” Original in colored pencil and graphite on paper, 14”x17”.  Image created for Eastside Food Co-op to highlight some of Minnesota’s favorite apples. Prints currently not for sale.

Scientific Botanical Illustration Prints link to this group

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 link to this group

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.

Original Topographical Lake Paintings link to this group

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.

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