The natural world is a rich subject for illustration, just as it is for fine art. As an amateur naturalist, I’m always excited to combine my passion for the outdoors with my love of drawing and visual communication. My work has been used by the Massachusetts Audubon Society to introduce people to the seashells of the Northeast, in a museum exhibition to show patterns of bird migration, in a landscape design book to help explain ecological landscaping techniques, and in many other venues.
In addition to use in publications and science-related exhibits, my images of botanical and animal subjects have been included in many juried exhibitions held by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, a wonderful international group of artists devoted to depictions of the natural world. If you’d like to earn more about GNSI, please visit their website. You can also get involved with the New England Chapter of GNSI, which hosts a range of activites, from sketching outings to workshops and exhibits. I also sell prints of these images through my Cafe Press gallery.