Welcome to the Mindy Lighthipe's botanical art and natural science illustration blog.

Do you love botanical art and natural science illustration? Are you interested in insects, animals, and plants? Do you love discovering and learning new things about nature, the environment, eco-traveling, gardening, and botanical art and natural science techniques? Welcome to the Bugs, Beasts, & Botanicals  Art Blog. I look forward to lots of fun and meeting you here. Here you will find tips and techniques for drawing and painting. There are book reviews, exhibition announcements and online tutorials. I post daily paintings for viewing and for sale. All of my paintings are inspired by nature and are original art at affordable prices. I paint in watercolor, gouache, colored pencil and pastel. I update my blog regularly and if you are interested in being a reader/participant I invite you to use the RSS subscribe button to be alerted of updates. Please always feel free to leave a comment, story or a question. I would love to hear from you!