Claudia Stevens

Claudia Stevens is rooted in a love for nature, she is an award winning botanical artist and native plant enthusiast. Her first published drawings appeared in the 1990’s in Rodale Press, Organic Gardening, and Backpacker’s magazines. Claudia was awarded the Creative Work Fund Grant (first visual artist in Santa Cruz County). The exhibit of original paintings continues to be displayed and have been shown in prominent places including: Stanford University Open Spaces, Filoli Estate, Natural History Museums, Helen Crocker Russel Library of Horticulture at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, Pacific Grove Art Center, and more. 

Claudia was commissioned by the Idaho University Press to illustrate a book of botanicals which grow along the Lewis and Clark trail, plants which still thrive there today. Another major project was to produce fifty full color illustrations of Angiosperms, gemnosperms- for the Introduction to Biology college text book for Archipeligo Productions – Harcourt Brace and Co. She frequently undertakes illustration work for scientific periodicals and editorials. She has an extensive line of self published prints, hand painted tiles, and fine art notecards. 

Through the ability to share her work with the public, in her publications and hands-on teaching, Claudia Stevens, (teaching artist), shares an educational component to her work in unison with her classes. Currently, she is working on a series of polar marine phytoplankton which has recently been published in the Natural History Magazine, Orion Magazine, and Artist.   Website LINK