Mark Isaac-Williams at an exhibition of his paintings at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, where he worked on and off for decades after growing up in post-war Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Mark Isaac-Williams at an exhibition of his paintings at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, where he worked on and off for decades after growing up in post-war Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Painter of orchids on a colourful Hong Kong childhood, developing a passion for plants and swapping his brushes for pencils late in life

  • Botanical artist Mark Isaac-Williams tells Kate Whitehead about high jinks living in The Peninsula hotel post-war and how his passion for painting flowers grew
  • Now retired from Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, his book The Hong Kong I Knew: Scenes and Stories from a Childhood in Kowloon has recently been published

Mark Isaac-Williams at an exhibition of his paintings at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, where he worked on and off for decades after growing up in post-war Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Mark Isaac-Williams at an exhibition of his paintings at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, where he worked on and off for decades after growing up in post-war Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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