Many of the examples of bonsai tree art are contemporary tree images. These works try to modify the traditional of Asian art prints and translate them into a form of natural plant painting that is modern while still keeping to the Asian aesthetic. Works like the 'Bonsai' art series by Charlene Audrey and 'Bonsai Poets Tree' by Om highlight this form of contemporary tree image by combining graphic designs with traditional stylistic devices.
Bonsai trees are cultivated and manipulated by man, however, these amazing images are considered natural plant paintings. Although their significance is primarily cultural, these delicate plants are one of the most unique forms of natural plant images because of their development and appearance.