Clianthus puniceusKakabeak Watercolour© 2016 Jenny Haslimeier
Knightia excelsaRewarewa Watercolour© 2016 Jenny Haslimeier
Fuchsia excorticataKotukutuku Watercolour© 2016 Jenny Haslimeier
Metrosideros excelsaPohutukawa Watercolour© 2016 Jenny Haslimeier
Metrosideros excelsaPohutukawa Graphite© 2016 Jenny Haslimeier
Jenny began drawing at a young age, where plants and wildlife were always the main subject of her paintings. Her early career was spent establishing herself as a graphic designer, later specialising in book design, while illustrating remained a hobby.
In 2014 she decided to further her drawing skills by joining the Botanical Illustration course at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. In 2016 she graduated from the course with distinction.
A keen traveller, Jenny loves to take inspiration from visiting different places around the world and incorporating her findings into her artwork. She currently splits her time between Edinburgh, Scotland and Auckland, New Zealand (where she grew up) painting, running botanical illustration workshops and designing and illustrating books.
· RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration, with distinction 2016
· Eve Reid Bennett Award for “Most promising student” 2016
· Eve Reid Bennett Award for “Most progress in the subject of Botanical Illustration” 2015
· Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design, with distinction 2002