We are incredibly proud to see our collaborating artist, Daleen Roodt, featured in this beautiful article for Lééf Magazine! An absolute must-read article based on an in-depth interview with Daleen, eloquently written by Jacqueline Leuvennink. The four page feature is accompanied by full-colour artwork plates showcasing Daleen's many talents, including exquisite oil paintings, scientific illustrations and her watercolour artworks. Scroll down to enjoy the article below...
As a self-taught artist, Daleen’s botanical art journey has developed organically, from starting in 2008 doing scientific illustrations for the University of Pretoria, to creating more traditional botanical art, with her main focus on indigenous orchid species. Her meticulous eye for detail and a scientific understanding of her subject matter, underpins her accurate depictions, yet transports her work to becoming a lyrical portrayal of her experience and interaction with the plants she sources in nature. She currently resides in Hillcrest, Kwazulu-Natal.
Daleen's extensive portfolio includes illustrations for magazines, books, field guides, wine labels, calendars and wallpaper. Currently she is working on a special project together with leading local and international artists to capture the indigenous fynbos flora of the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in Gansbaai.
CoralBloom and Daleen has woven together their creative energies to merge in an elegant new collaboration range. A selection of luxury items depicting Daleen's fine art illustrations adorn the natural, handmade textiles in a range of products where functionality is essential. View the new functional art collection here!