I am an Independent Researcher focusing on natural history and scientific illustration. Historical SciArt is primarily based on the collections of Biodiversity Heritage Library.  BHL is a consortium of outstanding libraries, archives, special collections, and museums whose natural history works have been digitized and gathered in one central place, making BHL a digital natural history library of the highest caliber.

In June 2016, I created @HistSciArt on Twitter to share my discoveries, and I have expanded @HistSciArt to Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest. In addition to my social media accounts, I also have the privilege of curating Biodiversity Heritage Library’s Instagram and Tumblr accounts.

Feel free to reach out to me on my personal Twitter account!

Michelle Marshall



My background image is stylized Monkshood (Aconitum plicatum) by Maurice Pillard Verneuil from Eugène Grasset, La Plante et ses Applications Ornementales (1896).


My header image has petals from a Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) from Pierre Bulliard, Flora Parisiensis, Vol. 1 (1776).