Stacy Hsu is a freelance illustrator based in Seattle, Washington, who specializes in floral illustrations and botanical patterns.

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My interest in floral and botanical illustration began when I moved to the Pacific Northwest in my early 20s and discovered my love of backpacking and hiking through the Cascades. I wanted to engage with the places visited by documenting the flora and fauna I encountered on my trips. My connections with the outdoors shaped my identity as an adult. After acquiring a graduate certificate in natural science illustration, and years of honing my practice, I now practice illustration full-time, working with clients on licensing and commission projects.


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  • Davidswear


Which flower do you draw the most?
Lupine, Indian paintbrush, and beargrass because I spend so much time hiking in the short summer we get here in the Pacific Northwest, and these flowers are abundant in the wilderness here.

What grows in your garden?
In the summer, I grow lots of heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and green beans. I also have perennials such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and various flowers in the garden. 

What do flowers symbolize to you?
The ever-constant change that’s called life. That nothing perfect and beautiful lasts forever, and our job is not to hold on to perfection but to be comfortable with the change because something else is going to bloom in the near future.

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