Andrea Dingeldein (aka “The Local Naturalist”) specializes in visual depictions of the maritime environment. She illustrates everything from the flora and fauna of the ocean realm, to the vessels that have guided generations of humans toward scientific discovery.
With watercolors and a field notebook in hand, she sets out into California’s tide pools, redwood forests, and coastal prairies to document the wonders and oddities of the natural world. Back in the studio, she transforms her field studies into polished science illustrations for researchers, parks, and environmental organizations that aim to protect the ecosystems she knows and loves.
In addition to running her own freelance illustration business, Andrea is an instructor for the Science Illustration Program at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB). She teaches Field Sketching, Design of Graphics for Motion, Print, and Web, and Botanical Illustration.
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