A B O U T
My name is Heatherlee Chan and I am a watercolor artist and illustrator living in Southern California.
I am mostly known for painting pictures of friendship, flowers, and nature.
I am just an old fashioned girl that cannot get enough of books, flowers, vast skies, old houses with attics, butterflies, and gorgeous dresses. You can see my obsessions here!
My childhood was spent with my nose in a book adoring heroines with spirit. Because of that first love, I like to paint pictures that tell a story.
As an artist, I sell my art in my shop and share my process on Instagram. My work is licensed on products such as greeting cards, wall art, stationery, fabric, and garden flags. I also illustrated a watercolor coloring book by Klutz called Watercolor Crush.
My days usually start too early, because my baby might as well be a rooster. The rest of the day is mostly spent taking care of our family of three kids, but when I get the chance to be alone you can find me at my art desk.
I sit at a $5 yard sale kitchen table placed under the window. Life circles around me as evidenced by my daughter’s toys at my feet, but when I put on my headphones and paint, it feels like a moment of escape.
When I am not painting, you can usually find me bingeing on a time period drama, reading this month’s book for my Book Club, or snapchatting my best friends because finding time to get together is nearly impossible! My husband loves to travel and so far my favorite spot he has taken me to is a little village nestled in the Swiss Alps called La Fouly.
Five years ago my husband passed away suddenly from heart failure, leaving behind our two children and me. I wrote about my grief and tremendous loss on my blog.
Life gave me a second chapter. I have also written about finding myself, falling in love again, getting married, and adding to our family a baby girl.
I stopped painting for awhile because grief hit me so hard.
But now my heart overflows with color again.
Still here?! Let’s connect via email! I would love the hear from you.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org