Artist Biography: Tracy Taylor


Tracy Taylor (Pederson) began her illustration career while working as an entomology technician at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. THere she penned a drawing of an almost microscopic new species of snail for the Malacology department. Other scientists got wind of her talents and commissioned her to render scientific illustrations of fish, crickets, and birds while maintaining Entomology department's extensive bug collection.

During her next tenure at the Academy of Natural Sciences, she traveled with scientists to dense, untrammeed rainforests in the West Indies, and Central and South American. There with a camera in hand and a box of paints and paper, she...