Melinda Edstein was born and raised in Sydney. She studied veterinary science at Sydney University and worked as a small animal vet full time and then part time while raising her four children. Combining her interest in drawing with her scientific background, in 2008 she began botanical illustration lessons with Barbara Duckworth at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
Melinda has exhibited in various exhibitions: Botanica (2010 and 2012), BASA exhibitions (2011 and 2012), Canberra Botanical (2010 and 2011), and Melbourne's 2012 Art of Botanical Illustration.
Also see unframed artwork inventory.