Vicky Earle’s love affair with nature started at just 6 months of age when she made a mad dash for Lake Superior. Her parents caught her just as tiny fingers touched the water, but that exhilaration has stayed with her a lifetime. “We are all innately drawn to nature – to the magic of green space, blue skies and sparkling water. Nature at its core evokes hope and renewal”.

This love of nature led her to a career in scientific/medical illustration in which she has created images full-time since 1985. Vicky began working at the University of British Columbia and its affiliated teaching hospitals in 1989 after receiving her degree in Medical Illustration from the University of Toronto. She earned her Masters in Education Technology from the University of British Columbia with the goal to better understand technology for teaching and online education. Over the course of her career, Vicky has designed and produced thousands of illustrations for scientific and medical textbooks, journals and brochures, as well as artwork for legal litigation, video, animation and websites.

Launched in 2014, Draw in Nature Studio strives to tell the stories of nature through art, providing a gateway to increase understanding of the world we live in. Vicky was honoured to be selected as a Signature Member for Artists for Conservation four years later. Vicky’s work invites people to slow down, look a little closer, and be surprised by the magic of nature all around us.

For natural science and botanical subjects, Vicky creates images using traditional media, including watercolour, graphite, metalpoint and egg tempera. She works from live specimens, both on site and in the studio, and from her own reference photographs.

Please email: to collaborate on a project or a commission.

Find me on Twitter @DrawInNature and Instagram @drawinnature

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2 thoughts on “About the Artist

  1. Just heard your interview on nxnw. What a warm feeling to hear your voice and all the stories that were my focus when I worked with you all at the Bloedel Conservatory.. I am, as usual, impressed and enlightened by your appreciation of the world around us.


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