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Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Adelmoschus manihot. Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Adelmoschus manihot. Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Talented Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian was born in 1939 in Yunnan Province. He worked as a senior engineer of the Botanical Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Zeng Xiao Lian also received artistic training in Beijing. The artist has painted a series of beautiful botanical images of flowers and birds. These accurate detailed images have been published in more than fifty books, including – “Flora of China”, “Flora and Rhododendrons Yunnan” and others. Paintings by Zeng Xiao Lian participated in numerous national exhibitions in China, as well as in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Arisaema utile. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Arisaema utile. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Caltha Palustris. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Caltha Palustris. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Camellia reticulata. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Camellia reticulata. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Celosia cristata. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Celosia cristata. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Chaenomeles sinensis. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Chaenomeles sinensis. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Clematis montana. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Clematis montana. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Contus lacerus. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Contus lacerus. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Dendranthema morifolium. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Dendranthema morifolium. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Forsythia suspensa. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Forsythia suspensa. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Lilium lophophorum. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Lilium lophophorum. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Luculia gratissima. Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Luculia gratissima. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Magnolia officinalis var. biloba. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Magnolia officinalis var. biloba. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Meconopsis lancifolia. Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Meconopsis lancifolia. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Mussaenda hassei. Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Mussaenda hassei. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Ophiopogon japonicus. Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Ophiopogon japonicus. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Paeonia suffruticosa. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Paeonia suffruticosa. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Paeonia suffruticosa var. papaveracea. Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Paeonia suffruticosa var. papaveracea. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Paeonia suffruticosa. Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Paeonia suffruticosa. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Papaver somniferum. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Papaver somniferum. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Rhododendron delavayi. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Rhododendron delavayi. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Rhododendron giganteum. Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Rhododendron giganteum. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian

Schisandra chinensis. Zeng Xiao Lian botanical watercolor

Schisandra chinensis. Botanical Watercolor painting by Chinese artist Zeng Xiao Lian