Kristin Link Science Illustration & Natural History Art
My mission as an artist is to share stories and inspire curiosity about the natural world through art and illustration. If I am not drawing, then I am probably outside exploring and observing. I have always been curious about nature, I like to know why something looks the way it does, and to lean how it works. I read field guides before I go to bed and whenever I go for a walk I come back with some interesting thing I found in my pocket. In 2010 I graduated with a certificate in Science Illustration from California State University Monterey Bay. In addition to working as a science illustrator, I make and exhibit my own work to tell stories and to share my observations from the natural world. I live and work in McCarthy, Alaska.
Thanks for visiting.
In the last year or so I’ve been changing up how I work. I’ve been taking more photographs when I travel, and spending more time working in my studio, working from photographs and specimens. Nevertheless field sketching has always been an important part of my practice, and remains so now.
I travelled a lot this summer so I mostly used my sketchbook to slow down and have a moment of reflection in a new place as well as to document the landscapes, plants, and other things I found. I thought it would be fun just to peek into the disorganized pages of my sketchbooks.
Last week my solo show, Portraits of Nature, opened at the Bear Gallery in Fairbanks. I promised to share some of the work here so that people who can’t make it to Fairbanks can get a glimpse of the show. It’s always best to see work in person. Also Colleen Firmin Thomas, who has a show next to me in the same gallery, has beautiful mixed media paintings that are well worth seeing!
My solo show at the Bear Gallery in Fairbanks opens this week. I will be adding a blog post about show soon, so that if you can't make it to Fairbanks to see the work in person, you can get an idea of what I've put together. In the meantime, if you are in Fairbanks I'd be honored for you to join me for the following events:
- Artist's Lecture: Thursday, August 3rd at 7 pm in the Blue Room
- Opening Reception: Friday, August 4th, 5-7 pm at the Bear Gallery