Osborne moved to San Francisco shortly after receiving her degree in
Architecture at Stanford University in 1957. Until 1979 she worked in
Architecture, Landscape design, and surveying plant life and other environmental
factors on potential construction sites with her husband, architect and
landscape architect Daniel Osborne.
Mimi also managed Canessa Gallery in San Francisco's finance district and spent
several years as manager and cook of the San Francisco Ecology Center Luncheon
Café. During that time she also served on the Boards of several San Francisco
Since 1980 she has been working as a freelance illustrator and botanical artist.
Her botanical art has been shown in numerous group exhibits and a one person
show at the Helen Crocker Russell Arboretum Library in the Golden Gate Park
Botanical Garden and in various private galleries.
Mimi and her husband Daniel have three children and six grand children and are
devoted San Francisco Bay swimmers out of the Dolphin Club at Aquatic Park. They
live and garden at their home in North Beach in San Francisco and their weekend
place in Sonoma.