Lydia Surig

Personal details

Fellinilaan 58
1325 VN Almere
the Netherlands

Born 1940, Sungai Gerong,
Sumatera Selatan, (Ned. Indië)

Phone: 036 540 94 68


Started with botanical drawing in 2010.
(Trudy Beekman – Amersfoort)
Since then followed several courses and workshops with Ann Swan, in Spanje, France, Italy and
in the Wisley Gardens in London.
In 2014 Wintercourse by Anita Walsmit-Sachs in the Hortus Leiden.
Spring 2015 course taught by Sue Vize at the Gardens Mien Ruys in Dedemsvaart.
October 2015 course of Ann Swan, France.
Autumn 2016 and spring 2017 course by Wil Wessel.


Full member of the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists


I prefer coloured pencil and/or graphite pencil.


From the moment I started writing, I wanted to draw. With much pleasure I followed several courses, such as in graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolour and coloured pencil.V.

Botanical drawing has always fascinated me and when I had the opportunity to follow a course, the choice was easily made.

I started with a basic course in pencil. During the follow-up course coloured pencil was the technique taught, and at that point I knew my preferred technique.

Love, attention and respect for everything that grows and blooms, was part of my education ever since I was young.

Studying your object closely is essential for botanical drawing. Trying to capture every detail with great precision and patience give me great pleasure.

Nature will always remain an inexhaustible source of inspiration. I would not like tot miss it and hope to continue for a long time.