Julia Asenbaum is a biologist, plant scientist and scientific illustrator.
After graduating at the University of Vienna she started a 3 years Diploma in Botanical Illustration at the Royal Botanical Garden of Edinburgh. In 2019 she became a fellow member of the Society of Botanical Artists, in 2021 she joined the Association of British Botanical Artists. Her work was part of several botanical art shows in Vienna, London, Edinburgh and Korea. In 2019 she was awarded the Artists and Illustrators price by the SBA, for her illustrations exhibited at the “Plantae”, Mall Galleries London. In 2020 she was awarded the Judge’s Choice prize at the International Botanical Art Show, Seoul Korea.
“I am fascinated with form and function and love the weird and wonderful, that can be found in every organism. I usually paint larger than life, working with my binocular microscope to capture details, hidden to the naked eye. I love strong colours and contrasts and try to depict my subjects as realistically as possible.
I hope that I can share my fascination with the natural world and that my paintings motivate others, to have a closer look at the world surrounding us. It always reveals little wonders!”