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Katie Bertsche

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Class of 2012

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Degrees

B.S. (Zoology) University of New South Wales

Biography

My first real scientific illustration was a graphite drawing of several tiny extinct marsupial teeth that I made while at University in Australia. I took a long hiatus since then but I am so happy that I am now formally working in illustration with a greatly expanded repertoire of techniques and interests. I love painting birds and extinct Pleistocene megafauna, and using art to inspire young people to get involved with science. Natural history museums are my native habitat. When not drawing and painting for field guides and exhibits, I am usually out birding, roaming the world in search of adventure or professional cycling races, or making electronic textiles.