Rebecca Robinson grew up in Finland, Africa and America. Her passion for the natural world led her to seek further education in Australia, graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology in 1998 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors in Wildlife Illustration at the University of Newcastle in 1999.

Rebecca then joined the art and graphics department of the Marine Science Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara. Since, Rebecca has expanded her work to include natural science illustration, fine art, photography, graphic design and cartography.

Natural Science Illustration is a meticulous process that involves research and observation as well as the artistic and creative challenges that are presented in any type of artwork. But for Rebecca these preliminary aspects are just as important for her motivation, inspiration and growth as an artist. Very often, for her, getting to know her subject, quietly, patiently, with sensitivity, respect and always with a questioning, open mind is just as enjoyable as applying that infamously tantalizing last stroke of the brush.

More of Rebecca’s work can be seen through her portfolio and at


Red Abalone (Haliotis rufescens) – Watercolour Illustration
©Rebecca Robinson



Platypus with puglets (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) – Watercolour Illustration
©Rebecca Robinson



Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) – Watercolour Illustration
©Rebecca Robinson



Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta spp.) – Watercolour Illustration
©Rebecca Robinson



Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae spp.) – Ink on Scratchboard Illustration
©Rebecca Robinson