Melinda is a botanical artist based in Sydney. She creates pictures with coloured pencils.
Having always had a fascination for science and nature, she gained a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Hons 1, from the University of Sydney. In more recent times, she discovered that botanical art was also a way of combining her loves.
In 2008 Melinda began classes at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, with Barbara Duckworth.
Since then, she has completed the SBA Distance Learning Course from London, gaining a Diploma with Distinction in 2017.
Melinda has exhibited locally and internationally. She has contributed to Botanica at the RBGSyd since 2010.
In 2019 her work was one of 41 pieces to be selected from around the world to be part of the 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, held at the Hunt Institute, Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh.
Melinda is a Signature Member of the Society of Botanical Artists, which is based in the UK. She is currently working on a portfolio of works to be shown at the Royal Horticultural Society exhibition in London.
You can see more of Melinda’s work on Instagram @ melinda.edstein.art , and at her website, melindaedsteinart.com