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Hello and welcome to my shop! As you can see my main source of inspiration is wildlife, big and small. I am amazed by the color and design found in the natural world, and I hope my illustrations bring as much happiness to you as they brought to me while creating them.

About the Artist
Rachel Diaz-Bastin is a local Bay-Area based artist and life-long California resident. She is a graduate of UC Davis, where she earned her degree in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. Currently working in the entomology department of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco (a job which she admits has her feeling like a kid in a candy store), Rachel is surrounded by a treasure trove of insect specimens from all over the world. Many of her favorite subjects to illustrate are easily overlooked small and funny-looking creatures at the Academy, which she loves to draw both for…

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  • Born on November 5
  • Joined May 29, 2008

Favorite materials

colored pencils, graphite, pen and ink

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About

Hello and welcome to my shop! As you can see my main source of inspiration is wildlife, big and small. I am amazed by the color and design found in the natural world, and I hope my illustrations bring as much happiness to you as they brought to me while creating them.

About the Artist
Rachel Diaz-Bastin is a local Bay-Area based artist and life-long California resident. She is a graduate of UC Davis, where she earned her degree in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. Currently working in the entomology department of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco (a job which she admits has her feeling like a kid in a candy store), Rachel is surrounded by a treasure trove of insect specimens from all over the world. Many of her favorite subjects to illustrate are easily overlooked small and funny-looking creatures at the Academy, which she loves to draw both for educational purposes and with the ultimate goal of inspiring conservation action.

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