Kim Koehler is a freelance illustrator based in Los Angeles, California, who specializes in floral illustrations and botanical patterns.

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I've always been inspired by nature and her intricate patterns. Living in Southern California, I get many of my creative ideas simply from going on walks, collecting seeds and fallen blooms, or even from kneeling in my own backyard garden. Every leaf can be a work of art. I love illustrations that show the hands of the artist; you can see the influence of vintage botanical etchings, folk art, flower pressing, and screen printing in my own work. I keep a sketchbook and enjoy experimenting with different mediums, incorporating old techniques in new ways - blending the digital with the handmade to create something wholly unique, nostalgic, and modern at the same time.


  • Amber Lotus Publishing
  • Editions Coto Bord’eau
  • Warner Bros.


Which flower do you draw the most?
Lately, it is camellias. It changes depending on the time of year.

What grows in your garden?
My yard is filled with all different varieties of camellias. I also have yellow roses and lantana. The butterflies and hummingbirds visit often for the lantana. I love the perennials because I get to watch them bloom every year.  

What do flowers symbolize to you?
The cycle of life. The ephemeral nature of flowers always fascinates me. There are times to bloom and times to hibernate. Regardless of how cold the winter is, the flowers always emerge in spring just as beautiful as they were before.  

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