Jenny Haslimeier

I am an award winning botanical artist based in Scotland and New Zealand.

I began drawing at a young age, where plants and wildlife were always the main subjects of my paintings. My early career was spent establishing myself as a graphic designer, later specialising in book design, while illustrating remained a hobby.

In 2014 I began the Botanical Illustration diploma at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Little did I know that in doing so, I would later refocus my career to become an illustrator. In 2016 I graduated from the course with distinction.

A keen traveller, I love to take inspiration from visiting different places around the world and incorporating my findings into my artwork.

I currently split my time between Edinburgh, Scotland and Auckland, New Zealand, painting, running botanical illustration workshops and (sometimes) designing and illustrating books.

I exhibits my work on a regular basis throughout the United Kingdom and New Zealand. You can see my current and upcoming exhibitions on my website.

· Silver-Gilt medal, RHS (Royal Horicultural Society) 2018
· Silver-Gilt medal, BISCOT (Botanical Images Scotia) 2017
· RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration, with distinction 2016
· Eve Reid Bennett Award (RBGE) 2016
· Eve Reid Bennett Award (RBGE) 2015


Botanical Illustration

I use a variety of different media when creating my botanical illustrations, including watercolour, pen and ink, coloured pencil and graphite.

Natural History Illustrations

I generally use coloured pencil and ink pen to create my natural history illustrations.

Bumble Bee “Bumble Bee”

Coloured pencil and ink pen.

Azure Hawker Dragonfly “Azure Hawker Dragonfly”

Coloured pencil and ink pen.

Peacock Butterfly “Peacock Butterfly”

Coloured pencil and ink pen.