My name is Kate McAlpine, and I live in Wellington, New Zealand. I use the natural colours and form of flowers, leaves, and other stuff I find in nature (butterfly wings, bird skulls, seaweed) to create pictures. I especially love showcasing the subtle beauty of our unique, amazing New Zealand native plants (people think they’re boring – they’re SO not!).
In my day job, I work as a weed scientist for the Department of Conservation, so environmental weeds pop up in my pictures fairly frequently too. If you’re interested in my weed research, you can find me on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kate_Mcalpine5