Having grown up in New Zealand, I’ve studied a good dose of environmental science in the outdoors before following a career in teaching and travelling the world. Although I have trained as a science teacher, I also enjoy being artistic. As a self-taught artist, I enjoy working with a range of media to produce various paintings, illustrations and educational resources. From watercolour and pastel to film and digital art my passion is to capture wildlife and conservation through visual storytelling.

My inspiration comes not only from being in nature but also visiting galleries, exhibitions, museums and libraries. I aspire to contribute my artwork and writing to science education books, picture books, journals, posters and other forms of visual communication. Recently, I have completed my Master of Science Communication at Otago University to up-skill in the use of digital technologies. I hope to share many more stories through science and art.

Rebecca drawing in pastel