Anastasia Maximova is a botanical artist, teacher and researcher. She completed art education in Russia and continued botanical art specialization in Great Britain. Being a PhD student at Charles Darwin University, she explores educational, social and cultural capacity of contemporary botanical art. She provides botanical watercolor workshops with a focus on the history of botanical art, the peculiarities of botanical art watercolor technique and the interconnection between art and halting plant biodiversity loss. Anastasia has actively participated in national art exhibitions, an international project “Botanical Art Worldwide” and a number of sociocultural projects, devoted to plant biodiversity conservation.