Caitlin Dyas is the 2018 (Inaugural) Clelia Burton Fellow.
A multidisciplinary New Zealand artist with a passion for natural science and environmental sustainability, she graduated with a degree in Communication Design from Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin.
She explores a wide range of themes in her work, but mainly focuses on nature, and feeling connected to nature, as well trying to document the extraordinary ordinariness of everyday living through pen and pencil.
Caitlin will be focusing on painting botanical illustrations in watercolour, focusing on native plants with medicinal properties, and reflecting traditional practices of rongoā. This is for an illustrative field guide and app she will make on edible and medicinal plants of Aotearoa, highlighting their cultural significance throughout history and aiming to honour and strengthen the unique relationship we have with the land.