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In this three-part video series, we are inspired by the spirit of Chanel No. 5 L’Eau, which explores paradoxes and how the concept of duality exists in the world as well as within every single one of us. Firstly, we begin with taking a peek into the life of botanical watercolour artist, Lucinda Law as she unveils her multi-faceted personality, her sources of inspiration and her enriching way of life.
Describe who you are and what you do?
Lucinda Law: In addition to a botanical watercolour artist, I’m also a teacher where I lead watercolour workshops and nature-inspired art retreats. I’m also an editor and writer for my website, www.lucindalaw.co, through which I discuss cultural and creative lifestyle pursuits inspired by nature. Personally, I love simplicity that comes with a twist, accompanied by a quiet sense of glamour. For me, this approach is very graceful, elegant and keeps me creative.
Why did you choose watercolour as your preferred medium?
LL: I’ve always been fascinated with how water interacts with paints. Watercolour enables me to create the dreamiest artworks in a highly precise and controlled manner, which are crucial especially in botanical paintings.
Tell us about a regular day in your life.
LL: I begin my day early to catch the morning light, and I always start with a glass of water and freshly squeezed orange juice, before squeezing in some yoga or go for a swim. Then, I answer my emails and dedicate the rest of my days researching, conceptualising and creating artworks for my personal projects and clients. For most days, I’m at my studio but twice a week, I’ll go to the botanical gardens or gardens by the bay to photograph the beautiful plants for my personal archives.
What are some of life’s simplest pleasures to you?
LL: I love travelling the world and because I used to be a travel editor, I’m always fond of new experiences involving nature, new locations and beautiful properties. I consider myself both an introvert and an extrovert, depending on the situation, which is why I love being surrounding by family and friends but I also love being by myself. I’ll take my scooter for a ride, immerse myself with nature.
What about tough challenges? How do you deal with them?
LL: I’ll consider the situation, identify my fears and then face them head on, which allows me to push myself out of my comfort zone and grow. I find that more often than not, just leaving it to my instincts eventually gives me strength, and that reassures me.
Watch all the episodes in our series with Chanel here:
By Joyce Cheo
Production: Anue Studios
Stylist: Debby Kwong
Hair: Sean Ang
Makeup: Courtesy of Chanel
Flower Arrangements: Courtesy of Poppy Flora Studio