ABOUT CHRISTINA CHAN
Plant Ink Artist and Writer
Hi, my name is Christina and I’m an artist and writer. Thank you for coming to my website, this is where I’ll be documenting my plant ink making adventures, as well as posting my plant ink art.
So, what’s plant ink? Certain plants make wonderful color and I use these inks to paint. They act more like washes than watercolors, but I love the simplicity of them and the fact they are 100% natural.
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 resting in my tiny house, dreaming up of stories yet to come.
All images shown are my own work, unless otherwise attributed.
Christina (in blue) standing with Fish and Wildlife rangers on the bank of the Innoko River in Alaska.
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
School of the Shamanic Arts - Glendora, California
Current 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.