Paper Botanics is the business of artist and self-proclaimed 'lousy gardener', Kylie Howlett.

Kylie is an emerging illustrator, creator and artist. She is a graduate in Contemporary Art, and is a current student in Illustration and Animation.

Following the increased popularity of indoor plants, Kylie filled her little house and studio with beautiful plants before she discovered she was a rotten gardener. After the untimely loss of a number of her favourite plants, Kylie realised she could combine her artistic skill and some handy crafts to create beautiful lifelike paper plants instead.

Now Kylie wants to share her original hand painted creations with other plant lovers who, like her, might lack a green thumb.

No yellowing leaves, no water worries. Just beautiful, natural paper plants to colour your darkest corners.


In May 2021, Kylie expanded her practice to include animals and insects as part of her process.


Artist CV:

b. 1981, Glenelg, South Australia.​​​​​​​
Lives and works in Mount Compass, South Australia

2019 to Current: Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer for Plus Printing
2017 and 2019: Volunteer Illustrator for Animals Australia 
2017 to 2019: Volunteer Graphic Design for Forever Ferrets Rescue SA
2017 to 2020: Graphic Design and Illustration: Getyourname.com.au
2013 to 2015: Assistant teacher – Airbrush Venturi South Australia
2013 to 2017: Airbrush Artist – Airbrush by Kylie
2012 to 2019: Freelance Graphic Design
2001 to 2003:  Volunteer Goolwa Art Centre – Curator, Fundraising, Coordinating Events         
2021 'Print' Exhibition, Paintbox, Hahndorf, South Australia
2019 In Situ, UniSA Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

2019  Assemblage, 6Manton Gallery, Hindmarsh, South Australia
2019  Intercambio Grafico III Exhibition, Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jusuita de Patzcuaro, Mexico
2019  Intercambio Grafico III, Print Exchange via UNAM-ENES Laboratorio de Grafica, Morelia Michoacan and selected                                      printmakers, University of South Australia.
2019  See You Soon; Print Exchange via Wyoming University and University of South Australia
2019  Friends Exhibition Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, South Australia
2018  Adelaide Auto Expo Maximus, Wayville, South Australia
2017  Deniliquin Ute Muster Maximus, Deniliquin, New South Wales
2016  Adelaide Auto Expo Pirate Life, Wayville, South Australia
2015  Adelaide Auto Expo Joker, Wayville, South Australia
2013  Adelaide Auto Expo Demon, Wayville, South Australia


2019 Ethel Barringer Memorial Award, UniSA School of Art
2019 Chancellor's Letters of Commendation, UniSA
2019 University of South Australia Medal for Acedemic Excellence
2017 Chancellor's Letters of Commendation, UniSA
2016 Chancellor's Letters of Commendation, UniSA

2019  Verse Magazine, Issue 29, August 2019
2016  Kylie Howlett, Airbrush Wanderer Airvolution Magazine, Issue 24, August 2016
2016  Cover, Airvolution Magazine, Issue 24, August 2016
2015  Kylie’s Airbrush Alley Diary Airvolution Magazine, Issue 21, August 2015
2015  Kylie Howlett: Airbrush Artist Kustom Graphics Magazine, Issue 51, August/September
2014  Airbrush Update: Kylie Howlett: Airvolution Magazine, Issue 17, July 2014

2020  Bachelor of Graphic Design: Animation and Illustration (due to be completed in 2023)

2016  Bachelor of Contemporary Art, UniSA (Completed in 2019)
2012  Advanced Certificate of Airbrushing – Airbrush Venturi Australia
2011  Certificate of Airbrushing – Airbrush Venturi Australia
2010  Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, TAFE SA
2008  Certificate II in Animal Studies, TAFE SA
2004  Certificate IV in Horticulture, Maxima Group.
1998  SACE Certificate, Wirreanda High School

Dr Stephen Atkinson
Program Director: Bachelor of Contemporary Art, UniSA

Angelica Harris Faull
PhD Candidate and UniSA Tutor

Hanah Williams
Independent Artist, UniSA Tutor and Bachelor Contemporary Art (Hons)