Shop for artwork based on themed collections. Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Pond life series, white background by Katelyn Solbakk
Pond life series, black background by Katelyn Solbakk
Soil life series, white background by Katelyn Solbakk
Soil life series, black background by Katelyn Solbakk
Root surface by Katelyn Solbakk
Vorticella II by Katelyn Solbakk
The Rhizosphere by Katelyn Solbakk
Loxophyllum attacked by Lacrymaria by Katelyn Solbakk
Loxodes rex by Katelyn Solbakk
Stentor by Katelyn Solbakk
Tiny Tragedy by Katelyn Solbakk
Hypotrich ciliate by Katelyn Solbakk
Tardigrade by Katelyn Solbakk
Mite by Katelyn Solbakk
Springtail by Katelyn Solbakk
Mineral soil by Katelyn Solbakk
Amoeba II by Katelyn Solbakk
Curiouser and curiouser... by Katelyn Solbakk
Rotifer by Katelyn Solbakk
Nematode by Katelyn Solbakk
Root Zone by Katelyn Solbakk
Vorticella by Katelyn Solbakk
Testate Amoeba by Katelyn Solbakk
Difflugia by Katelyn Solbakk
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About Katelyn Solbakk
My goal is to inspire curiosity by imagining how microscopic creatures might look if we could see them in their natural habitats, and view them as amazing wildlife rather than 'specimens' in a laboratory. Many of us are unsettled by the thought of invisible microscopic life forms all around us, so I try to balance the 'ick factor' by showing that these creatures can be beautiful. The microscopic world is truly fantastic and offers a lot of inspiration for fantasy themes, which you will see in some of my more playful work like the hookah-smoking tardigrade inspired by the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland. I hope my art can help bring us a little bit closer to the mysterious world of microbiology that is the foundation for all our precious ecosystems.
I draw using simple round brushes in Adobe Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq. The technique I use could be described as a mix of drawing and painting using a combination of paint, pastels, and pencils, but with magical ink that comes in unlimited colours and never runs out!
By purchasing my art you give me a huge boost of motivation and encouragement, and the ability to continue dedicating my time to this work. For that I am endlessly grateful.
Thank you so much for stopping by!