Kristin Bell is a painter and scientific illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. This latest series, Memento Mori, focuses on loss of species. Of these eight stunning portraits four feature extinct animals and the other four feature critically endangered animals whose populations have been under 100 individuals in the last hundred years. 10% of sales from this show will be donated towards conservation-driven organizations.
From the artist:
"I love creating beautiful images that will spark a connection with people. My goal is to communicate science topics (particularly relating to conservation and biology) in a clear and engaging way that will spark interest and make research more accessible to the public. I am passionate about conservation, and there is nothing I love more than knowing that I helped someone care more about the natural world. I have worked with the Smithsonian and several conservation groups to create art that helps get the public interested about the research and work that is being done to help preserve some of the wild places left on our planet. It is only through understanding that people will care about conservation, and I would love to work with you to create illustrations that will help protect nature"