Crystal was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea. She moved to Seattle where she found her love for nature and botanical art. Crystal is especially drawn to capturing the intricate details and splendid colors in flowers, and nature, which fills her with an appreciation for the beauty that each subject has, and gratitude to the one who created it. She likes to work on achieving color intensity and fine details with a delicate but vivid touch. Crystal's favorite mediums are color pencil and watercolor.
Crystal has studied botanical watercolor painting with instructor Kathleen McKeehen at Gage Academy of Art. She is now taking the Natural Science Illustration certificate program at the University of Washington, exploring various natural subjects and techniques, to seek growth and opportunities as an artist.

Website: https://www.pnba-artists.org/soojeong-crystal-shin.html
Instagram:  @crystalflorafossil

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