Natalia is a graduate of the Science Illustration Program (2012) at California State University, Monterey Bay and of the School of Botanical Art & Illustration at Denver Botanic Gardens (2007). Her undergraduate degree is from Lake Forest College with a duel major in Biological Science and Art.

Natalia's fascination with plants and botanical illustration began at a very young age. She spent her youth split between Denver, Colorado's mountain landscapes and the tropical environment of Costa Rica, where she honed a passion for biology hiking the rain forests observing bird and wildlife species.

Upon moving to Utah she participated in a 10 week internship with Natural History Museum of Utah's anthropology department illustrating the pictographs, petroglyphs and granaries of Range Creek. Since then Natalia has taught a number of workshops at the Natural History Museum; basics of plant illustration and demonstration of sketching birds. She currently is working at ARUP Laboratory's as a Graphic Designer.

"I feel that Natalia Wilkins is a wonderful and giving teacher. She never stops giving (information, supplies, etc.) making that the students project is complete and the experience is complete. She is very knowledgeable. Just a wonderful class."- Francine G.

"Natalia is a very good teacher, and her love for nature and the birds is clear. And an opportunity to see real raptors, up close and personal is awesome. In fact, I am taking the same class in the fall."-Ivana T.

NATALIA WILKINS-TYLER is currently teaching:

Class Title Semester Date(s) Program
Watercolor Plants and Flowers Summer 5/10/23 - 6/07/23 Lifelong Learning

NATALIA WILKINS-TYLER has previously taught:

  • Botanical Illustration: Printmaking and Watercolor
  • Utah Watercolor Landscape Under the Milky Way
  • Migrating Birds of Utah Auto Tour
  • Intro to Scientific Illustration-- Watercolor and Ink
  • Watercolor Orchids