Botanical Realism

Featured Teaching Artists





Kelly Pastorek, USA

Natasha Vourdanos, Australia

Stine Berg Evensen, the Netherlands

Gem Weir, UK





Join me in welcoming these masters of botanical realism from around the world.


Each artist was asked to represent botanical realism as teaching artists in my school.





Below you will find their offerings and the opportunity to earn a 2021 Certificate in Botanical Realism from Flower and Jane.


Kelly Pastorek Featured Artist Flower and Jane

Kelly Pastorek, Brooklyn, New York, USA


As culture removes us from nature, we become deprived of our intrinsic need to connect to the natural world. My mission in my exploration of paper botanicals is to find and execute the subtle details that are the essence of each bloom, replicating their gestures with as much accuracy as possible. The process of creating botanical art is as much a meditation and appreciation of nature as it is the creation of a physical object.


Kelly's course is available in full on November 27, 2020. Click the image below to purchase and enroll.

Earn Your Certificate in Botanical Realism


Any artist who successfully completes all four botanical realism 2021 courses by these featured artists is eligible for a certificate issued by flower and jane.

Due to copyright, each course must be purchased individually.



Natasha Vourdanos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


For as long as I can remember I have had a passionate connection with growing plants and being surrounded by nature. Now being able to recreate, with paper, the things I am so passionate about, drives me to experiment and explore the endless possibilities of paper in creating paper botanicals. Natural, beautiful, and achievable is my motto when making paper flowers!


Natasha's course is available in full on January 1, 2021. Click the image below to purchase in pre-sale and pre-enroll.

Earn Your Certificate in Botanical Realism


Any artist who successfully completes all four botanical realism 2021 courses by these featured artists is eligible for a certificate issued by flower and jane.

Due to copyright, each course must be purchased individually.



Stine Berg Evensen Paper Artist

Stine Berg Evensen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


I always work with the same materials: scissors, watercolor paper, paint and a tiny bit of glue. With this I can create not only a wide range of wildflowers, but also other objects, like paper stones. By setting this practical limitation for myself, I have been able to learn, focus and experiment in a concentrated way, in a world where there seems to be few limits to how much one can do, read and experience. It’s an intensive process, but also a playful one, open for quick realizations of impulsive ideas. 


Stine's course is available in full on February 1, 2021. Click the image below to purchase in pre-sale and pre-enroll.

Earn Your Certificate in Botanical Realism


Any artist who successfully completes all four botanical realism 2021 courses by these featured artists is eligible for a certificate issued by flower and jane.

Due to copyright, each course must be purchased individually.



Gem Weir Paper Artist

Gem Weir, Bournemouth, England, UK


Flowers, I truly believe, enable us to connect to a feeling, an emotion, a memory, a time and a place. From the intricate inner workings, to the individual petals and leaves, I love what I do. Where possible, working from a live specimen is always preferred. I take detailed drawings, templates and notes. In addition to being a realist, I also love whimsy. I want people to feel free to create whatever their hearts desire. I hope to encourage others to do this, more! Whatever you dream, it can be created! ​

Gem's course is available in full on March 1, 2021. Click the image below to purchase in pre-sale and pre-enroll.

Earn Your Certificate in Botanical Realism


Any artist who successfully completes all four botanical realism 2021 courses by these featured artists is eligible for a certificate issued by flower and jane.

Due to copyright, each course must be purchased individually.