Find me on cliff edges, in museum vaults, classrooms and jungles. Illustrating for research and education on scientific topics since 2008.

Traditional and digital media for the web and print. Engaging and accurate illustrations for academic, general, and young audiences. Clients include government and academic institutions, research departments, labs, companies, individual researchers.




BS Ecology and evolutionary biology, University of California Santa Cruz

Graduate Program Science Illustration, UCSC


7/10- 7/14 Rainforests: Tropical Ecology + Art, DaVinci Drawing,  for youth grades 4-8

Sonoma State University, EXCEL for Youth

7/15  Wild Coast Journaling: Tide Pools, 1 session

Santa Rosa Junior College  


FALL 2017

Science-Art: Pen and Ink 

For continuing students, ages 15 to adult


Also: Demonstrating Artist: California Academy of Sciences, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Biological Illustration Instructor, California Naturalist Certificate Program

Teaching Artist, Sonoma County Elementary and Middle Schools





Select Publications:

Harvard Papers in Botany Studies of Malagasy Syzigium (Myrtaceae: Syzigiae) – Two New Species with Small Winged Branchlets; Snow; Harvard Papers in Botany 15(1):85-91. 2010           &            New Species of Uromyrtus and Rhodomyrtus (Myrtaceae: Myrteae) from Kamiali Wildlife Management Area, Papua New Guinea, with an Updated Key to Rhodomyrtus; Snow and Cantley; Harvard Papers in Botany 15(1):63-70. 2010   

Madrono    Carex xerophila (Cyperaceae), a new sedge from the chaparral of northern California; Zika, Janeway, and Wilson; Madroño 61(3):299-307. 2014 

Systematic Botany    Studies of Malagasy Eugenia (Myrtaceae) – II: Four New Species, including one eaten by Black Lemurs on Nosy Be; N. Snow; Systematic Botany 36(3):677-689. 2011    &     Book Review: Botany, Environmental Expressions in Art, the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection; K. Anandakuttan; April 2010.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas    Carex cyrtostachya (Cyperaceae), a new species of sedge endemic to the Sierra Nevada of California; Zika, Janeway, and Ahart; JBRIT, 7(1): 25. 2013

Rhodora     Juncus trilocularis (Juncaceae), A New Rush Species from Western North America; P Zika; Rhodora 114(959):309-329. 2012

Novon    Carex orestera (Cyperaceae), a New Sedge from the Mountains of California; 22(1):118-124. 2012

PhytoTaxa    Five New Species of Rhodamnia (Myrtaceae, Myrtaea) from New Guinea; PhytoKeys 19: 31–49 (2012)

Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Bureau of Land Management online archives; interpretive panels

University of California Santa Cruz Natural Reserve

Society of California Archaeology

2016 Biodiversity, A Closer Look: Bambi Waterman & Krista Anandakuttan, Gallery II at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, February

2016 Smaller Footprints, MOAH, Lancaster CA,  Jan-March

2015 Nature’s Jewels: Tilden Environmental Center, Berkeley, CA, Nov-Dec

2015 California Native Plant Society Annual Convention, Juried Botanical Art Exhibit, San Jose CA -January

Links & Affiliations:

GNSI Guild of National Science Illustrators, member
Limpets Coastal Monitoring, Instructor Board of Directors, Women Eco Artists Dialog
Krista Anandakuttan Art on Facebook Krista Anandakuttan Art inspiring habitat conservation purchase originals
Etsy  purchase Krista’s prints and cards