Botanical Artist



Julie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point with a degree in Fine Arts and Biology. For several years she worked for the University of Minnesota creating illustrations for the medical field.  In the late 1980’s she began a freelance career as a natural science illustrator working with studios,  museums, universities, and publishing companies. Julie’s work is featured in many textbooks, journals, field guides and museum exhibits throughout North America. Her botanical work has been shown at the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN, and the Ripple River Art Gallery, Aitkin, MN. One of her paintings is currently on tour in “Losing Paradise?”, an ASBA international traveling exhibition featuring endangered plants from around the world. Julie has also been an instructor at the Minnesota school of Botanical Art for several years.


Fresh Cuts, The American Society of Botanical Artists The Frederick R. Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN, summer 2005

Losing Paradise, The American Society of Botanical Artists, an international juried exhibition on


threatened and endangered plants from around the world, 2010 The Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Missouri The Chicago Botanical Gardens, Chicago, Illinois The New York Botanical Gardens, New York, NY

The American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, Washington

Kew Gardens, London, England


Nature Smart, A Family Guide to Nature, Stan Tekiela and Karen Shanberg, Adventure Publications

Things That Bite, Tom Anderson, Adventure Publications An Herbal Cookbook, Adventure Publications A Seasonal Cabin Cookbook, Teresa Marrone, Garlic Press

Butterflies of the Carolinas, (and other states), Jaret C. Daniels, Adventure PublicationsFreshwater Fishes of Florida, (and other states), David Bosanko, Adventure Publications

Saltwater Sport Fish of the Gulf, Dave Bosanko, Adventure Publications The Birds of the Northwoods Activity Book, David Grack, Adventure Publications

Also numerous illustrations in black and white or color for scientific journals and textbooks on General Biology, Zoology, Botany, Entomology, Paleontology and Marine Biology. Julie has also done illustrations for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer Magazine, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.