A Woodstock, New York native, Zoe is currently based in Portland, Oregon, where she spends most of her time drawing in her small home studio. She gathers inspiration from slow explorations of landscapes, hours spent thumbing through her growing field guide collection, and her memories of time spent in forests and on shores across the midwest and northeast.
Northern Spotted Owl
Bison and Wyoming Wildflowers
Santa Cruz Island Fox
Zoe Keller uses graphite to create highly detailed drawings that blend the traditions of scientific illustration with hints of narrative. Her work focuses on at-risk species, and draws upon her personal experiences in wild places. "Bison and Wyoming Wildflowers" features a juvenile bison in a bed of wildflowers native to Wyoming prairie: Crested Prickly Poppy, Sego Lily, Missouri Milkvetch, Common Dandelion and Oxeye Daisy. "Northern Spotted Owl" features an iconic Pacific Northwest species that has been designated as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act.