Mieko Ishikawa


Born 1950

Mieko Ishikawa, born in Tokyo, Japan, 1950, graduated from Musashino Art University. She worked as an illustrator before moving to botanical art and has painted and taught for over 30 years. Mieko specialises in Japanese cherry blossoms and plants grown in the Borneo rainforests. She has visited Borneo twelve times to paint its rainforest plants, which she believes are filled with a tremendous amount of energy. Through her work, she hopes to communicate the amazing biodiversity of rainforests and that they need to be preserved, especially as they are now under the threat of global warming. She has had her own Botanical Art Studio in Tokyo since 2014 and her work is collected widely by the Hunt Institute, the RHS, Kew, the Highgrove Florilegium and numerous private collections.


Works by Mieko Ishikawa in the collection