Isabella Kirkland is an artist and a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences. She has spent the last 20 years documenting biota in jeopardy of extinction, at life size, using the most permanent painting means possible. In two suites of thematically linked paintings in the Dutch 17th century style, she has depicted 677 species; researched, photographed, measured, and drawn from specimens at natural history museums and herbaria around the world.  Her work has been shown at the National Academy of Sciences, the Toledo Art Museum, the Field Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, and many other institutions. Isabella is represented by Feature Inc, New York, NY.