I am a science communicator and artist based in Melbourne, Australia. 
I am interested in ecology, art, digital story-telling, Indigenous natural resource management and conservation. 

At the moment, I'm working with The Nature Conservancy's Solomon Islands program. I'm creating communications material for, and about, the newly formed women's conservation network, 'KAWAKI'. In the past, I've worked with Bush Heritage Australia, RMIT University, the Torres Strait Regional Authority, and the Queensland Government.

I hold a Bachelor of Law (Hons)/ Environmental Science, and a Master of Science (Botany) (with Distinction) from the University of Melbourne. I grew up on a sheep and cattle property in Queensland, and love being in the bush. 

After a law-school induced hiatus, I started drawing again a few years ago. Since then, I have had a number of exhibitions, and created commissioned artworks. If you're interested in commissioning an artwork, please contact me on kate.c.cranney[at]gmail.com.

You can see more artworks and photos of field work, flora and fauna on Instagram and Twitter.

scientist, writer, artist