I am and artist and illustrator fascinated with nature. I am always exploring wildlife wherever I am, and trying to learn as much as possible. I come from a fine art background focusing on the abstraction, but have been pursuing science and nature for just as long as I have been exploring canvas and paint. I have worked with a wide variety of clients, from children’s book authors, to researchers on the Great Barrier Reef as well as national parks. In addition to illustration work for various clients, I also teach field sketching to the fourth graders in the Monterey Peninsula School District through the Arts Council of Monterey. Travel has shaped my career and I have been so lucky to create art from South Carolina, to Australia. In addition to biology and ecology, I am particularly interested in conservation, working with national parks and Land management programs to raise awareness for threatened species. I am also intrigued by how nature is incorporated into cultural elements, manifesting most recently as an ongoing series exploring the scientific side of fictional cartoons, illustrating imagined creatures based off of their real world inspiration in the style of the famous Scientific Illustrator, Ernst Haeckel.
California State University Monterey Bay - Graduate Certificate in Scientific Illustration
Eckerd College - B.A. in Visual Art