Dominika Keller is a botanical illustrator and artist working from her studio in the Yarra Valley of South Eastern Australia. Her home, garden and beautiful surrounds, present her with endless inspiration, with her work alternating between contemporary botanical illustrations, portraiture and still lifes and always reflecting and celebrating her deep love of nature, its cycles and it’s processes. As described by Penny Harrison in Yarra Valley Magazine, Dominika’s work is “delicate”, “detailed” and “vibrant”.
Dominika finds inspiration everywhere and is influenced by nature, her garden, and the changing seasons. She finds there is beauty in every stage of the lifecycle, whether it be the closed bud of a flower, a deteriorated sea shell or a fallen leaf. Her main challenge being that time is limited and of all of her ideas, only some will end up as a finished piece! Dominika’s art practice is her meditation, her connection to the earth, to her family, and at times it is all encompassing in the most beautiful of ways.
Dominika’s recent achievements include being a finalist in the SBS Portraiture Prize and SPLASH McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Prize. She has exhibited in various group exhibitions and solos, as well as had several pieces included in the prestigious botanical illustration and natural history exhibitions at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, France, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.