Natalia is a graduate of the Science Illustration Program (2012) at California State University, Monterey Bay and of the School of Botanical Art & Illustration at Denver Botanic Gardens (2007). Her undergraduate degree is from Lake Forest College with a duel major in Biological Science and Art. 

Natalia’s fascination with plants and botanical illustration began at a very young age. She spent her youth split between Denver, Colorado’s mountain landscapes and the tropical environment of Costa Rica, where she honed a passion for biology hiking the rain forests observing bird and wildlife species.

Upon moving to Utah she participated in a 10 week internship with Natural History Museum of Utah’s anthropology department illustrating the pictographs, petroglyphs and granaries of Range Creek. Since then Natalia has taught a number of workshops at the Natural History Museum; basics of plant illustration and demonstration of sketching birds. She currently is working at ARUP Laboratory’s as a Graphic Designer. She will begin teaching Botanical Illustration at the Red Butte Gardens starting in 2017.

A time lapse of scientific illustrator Natalia Wilkins roughly sketching a fossil at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. Wilkins will be teaching a free workshop at the Museum's first-ever DinoFest, taking place on January 28 and 29, 2017.

Classes Taught

Botanical Composition & Style (2017) at Red Butte Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah

How to draw a Dinosaur Skull (2017) at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Sketch with a Scientific Illustrator (2012) at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Where Science and Art Converge: Scientific Illustration (Sept, Jan, Nov, 2013) at the Natural History Museum of Utah

InDesign Basics (2012-2015) at the Energy & Geoscience Institute


Art comes to Life: Learn from a Science Illustrator (2012)


Fine art

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