Kelsey Oseid is an illustrator, author, and amateur naturalist based in Minneapolis, MN. Her gouache illustrations focus on natural history subjects like taxonomy, biodiversity, and taxidermy, as well as related subjects like astronomy and the ways humans relate to the natural world.
Her first book, What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky, came out in Fall 2017.
She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Nick, and their two cats, Jamie and Fiona.
"My gouache illustrations are inspired by and focused on the natural world and the way humans relate to it. The hundreds of animal species I painted for the "Creatures of the Order" series and the colorful fungi species for "Rainbow of Fungi" are an exploration of biodiversity as seen through the lens of species taxonomy, the perpetual and ever-evolving- and deeply human- mission to understand and catalogue life on Earth."