Isabelle is a working artist and landscape architect currently living and practicing in Santa Barbara, California. After completing her taxonomic botany degree in UCLA, she undertook post-graduate art courses at UCSB and subsequently fell into a botanical illustration career. When a close friend suggested she design the landscape for his new office, this spontaneous departure led to a civic award and thence another new career. Meanwhile, she continued on privately with the fine arts.
She has lectured internationally and been widely published. In 2005 she was given a major retrospective showing of her life's work at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. When she isn't designing landscapes she is actively pursuing her art career, often referencing nature and landscape.