Caitlin E. Turner (2012)
Caitlin graduated in 2011 from the Rhode Island School of Design where she received a BFA in painting. However, art and nature have been an integral part of her life since childhood when she would spend her days sketching in the wooded backyard of her Massachusetts home. Birds were a big part of her childhood, and her house and yard were filled with binoculars, bird books, feeders, photographs, and more. Working as a Bartels Science Illustrator at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology allowed her to mesh her passions for art and birds in a way that is personally fulfilling, and beneficial and educational for the community. Caitlin created many paintings for several projects, including a poster of backyard birds, a pocket guide to nesting birds, a brochure on feeding birds in winter, and a full-color illustration of a Golden-winged Warbler.
She recently graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art where she studied graphic design, and is currently working at a graphic design studio in downtown Baltimore.