My Paradoxes: Lucinda Law On Her Multi-Faceted Life

BAZAAR sees the world through the botanical watercolour artist's eyes


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,, 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?
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?
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: 

My Inspirations: Lucinda Law On Her Love Affair With Nature

My Memories: Lucinda Law Shares Her Appreciation For Scents

By Joyce Cheo
Production: Anue Studios
Stylist: Debby Kwong
Wardrobe: Chanel
Hair: Sean Ang
Makeup: Courtesy of Chanel
Flower Arrangements: Courtesy of Poppy Flora Studio

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