About

I have long loved and appreciated nature in all its glories, interactions and complexities. I love to travel and have been fortunate to visit many countries where I sketch and photograph. Sketching is more personal; the image is ingrained in the brain and it is selective. By really looking and seeing wonder is increased. I wish to share this with others. At other times I see the beauty in detail and am challenged to capture it accurately. I also like to share by teaching others.

 

I blend experience and education in geography, botany, zoology, graphic design and nature science illustration with interpretation for educational purposes. I have created text and illustration for brochures and exhibits, painted murals for institutions and private homes, led nature journaling classes for all ages and taught botanical art. I also do personal fine art, often landscapes or items of interest.

Watercolor is my main medium. Pen and ink, graphite and oil are others which I use when the subject or project requires it including working "plein air". Colored pencil sometimes is added to enhance an image.

I am a member of several nature and art organizations:
I hold a certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design (www.risd.edu)
Previously I worked with the Cleveland Metroparks as an interpretive naturalist (www.clevelandmetroparks.com)
I have done commissioned work for such organizations as: Friends of Canonchet Farm (canonchet.org)
Rhode Island Wild Plant Society (www.riwps.org),
Avalonia Conservancy (avalonia.org), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (www.fws.gov/refuge/ninigret)
and private individuals.

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