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Andrea Dingeldein

The Local Naturalist
Science Illustrator and Educator
Andrea Dingeldein specializes in visual depictions of the maritime environment. She illustrates everything from flora and fauna of the ocean realm, to vessels and lighthouses. She explores California’s tide pools, redwood forests, and coastal prairies to document the wonders and oddities of the natural world. Back in the studio, she transforms her field studies into polished science illustrations for researchers, parks, and local environmental organizations that fight to protect the ecosystems she loves. Andrea is also an instructor for the Science Illustration Program at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB). She teaches Field Sketching, Design of Graphics for Motion, Print, and Web, and Botanical Illustration.