Anne Yen - Wildlife Conservation Technician & Natural Science Illustrator
It's pretty simple. I love being outdoors and I make art about what I see in nature. Raised in suburban Detroit, Michigan, I spent endless hours mucking around in the neighborhood pond fascinated by frogs, turtles, birds and other wildlife I'd encounter.

To spend more time outdoors, I studied environmental science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Even now I continue to spend long sweaty seasons in the field working on wildlife surveying and monitoring work in National Parks and other pubic lands around the country.

In 2009, I studied Natural Science Illustration at the University of Washington in Seattle to merge my science and art worlds into a pulsating frustrating dirty confused swirl. Intensive field work, mushroom walks and art making form an endless feedback loop that manifests itself in watercolor, ink, acrylic, silkscreen and sometimes costume. If you see a short wooly mammoth walking down your street, it may be me.