Helleborus × sahinii 'Winterbells'Hellebore watercolour© 2016 Natalia Alatortseva
Asarum europaeum L.European wild ginger watercolour© 2016 Natalia Alatortseva
Galanthus woronowii Losinsk.Woronow's snowdrop watercolour© 2017 Natalia Alatortseva
Tilia amurensis Rupr.Amur linden watercolour© 2015-2016 Natalia Alatortseva
Punica granatum L.Pomegranate watercolour© 2016 Natalia Alatortseva
Anemone coronaria L. (c.v.)Poppy anemone watercolour© 2016 Natalia Alatortseva
I am a botanist, having graduated from Moscow State University in 2001 in the department of geobotany.
I started drawing nature objects during my biological education at the university. Afterward, I studied painting (landscape, still life) with various artists. Drawing and botany were combined when I participated in illustration of the Atlas of the "Plants of Russia" in 2014. Now botanical illustration and painting is an essential part of my life.
Displaying the accuracy of the plant morphology and aesthetic expressiveness are both important for me. I like to observe and draw wild species and cultivated variations too. A portrait of a plant tells us a story about its life, age, spirits and life plans.
Periodically I give botanical illustration workshops at the Moscow State University Botanical Garden.
"Botanical Atlas: Grass and Trees", one-person exhibition May-June 2016, Moscow, Russia
Fall Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, October 2016, Moscow, Russia
Spring Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, March 2017, Moscow, Russia