ABOUT CHRISTINA CHAN
Plant Pigment Artist, Writer, and Herbalist
Hi, my name is Christina and I’m an artist, writer, and herbalist.
Thank you for visiting my website! I make my own plant pigments from berries, leaves, flowers, roots, and paint with them. Most of the plants are harvested off the urban farm where I live. Otherwise, they are ethically sourced from the local mountains and neighborhood supermarkets!
With deserts, alpine forests, oak woodlands, and ocean all within a day’s drive from my home base of Los Angeles, this diverse environment has inspired me to explore what colors are hidden within nature.
When I’m not traveling, I’m dreaming of future stories in my tiny house. I also volunteer and teach herbal workshops at The Urban Homestead, a city farm in Pasadena :
All images shown are my own work, unless otherwise attributed.
Art Center College of Design - Pasadena, California
Children's Book Academy - Sacramento, California
Institute of Children's Literature - Madison, Connecticut
Holistic Healing Arts Education
Hands on Healing Institute - Los Angeles, California
Gaia School of Herbal Education - Malibu, California
School of the Shamanic Arts - Glendora, California
Wildlife Art Projects
Innoko Wildlife Refuge
Mini comic book showing the fauna and flora of the Innoko Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, a 3.85 million acres wildlife refuge that is a hot spot for migratory birds.
Finished art is donated to Galena's Fish and Wildlife department in Galena, Alaska.
Travel pictures, sketches, and stories will be posted shortly.
Educational illustrations showcasing conflict minerals and how it contributes to the ongoing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Massive population drops of many endangered species are part of the crisis.