Li Lian is a predominantly self taught artist based in England. Coming from an academic background in science, she combined her eye for detail with her passion for drawing to produce meticulous bird illustrations inspired from her travels during her 20’s.
At a period necessitating deep healing, plant medicine came into her life at 28 which dramatically changed the path she was to follow thereafter. In 2013 she lived in the Peruvian rainforest working with visionary and medicinal plants. Under living conditions of isolation, heightened senses and a connection to the realm of the plant spirits, she began to learn to paint. The opening of creative channels and vision and the birth of colour, alongside a powerful and transformative personal healing journey of which all her paintings depict, resulted in a rebirth of her creative expression. She continues to spend extended periods in Peru to work with plant medicine, paint, and draw inspiration.