Kristin has been working as a natural history artist in Alaska since she received a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from California State University Monterey Bay in 2010. Her ambition as an artist is to create images that explain and tell stories about the natural world. Her hope is that her work inspires people to look closer at their own surroundings, and in that action to instill knowledge and conservation. Her work may be found on interpretive signs, in books about national parks, and in museums. She has exhibited her illustrations and field sketches at the Alaska State Museum and received grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She lives in a cabin outside McCarthy, Alaska on the edge of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. You can learn more about both her science illustration and fine art by exploring the galleries on this website.
Kristin's work is inspired by place. Spending time in the backcountry and making artwork in the field are important to her practice. Above photos: Artist in residence with Gates of the Arctic National Park (photo by Richard Kahn); Teaching field sketching on the edge of the Juneau Icefield (photo by Kristin Link); Sketching on the Grand Canyon (photo by Greg Runyan); Inside a sketchbook on the Noatak River (photo by Richard Kahn).
Press and Other Sources:
“With Visiting Artist at Their Side, Nome Students Paint Mural Inspired by Their Hometown” article with KNOM about Artist in Schools Residency with Anvil City Science Academy, 2019
“Nature Up Close” podcast interview about being a science illustrator and doing artist residencies on public lands with She Explores, 2018
My Alaska Forests blog post about my residency with the Voices of the Wilderness Program, 2017
Seward City News Article about public artwork commission for AVTEC dorm, 2015
Cordova Times Article about Solo Show, 2012
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