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My training is in scientific illustration, that obscure field which melds science, natural history, and fine art. My work reflects what I find beautiful and interesting in the Creation around us, bringing attention to the details that might otherwise go unnoticed.

I grew up near Ithaca, and returned to my hometown after several years of travel and education, all of which gave me both a lasting love of travel and an appreciation for the beauty in my own back yard. I studied Biology and Art at Eastern University (St. Davids, PA), and hold a graduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Scientific Illustration. Other formative experiences were teaching art classes in the central plateau of Haiti, and interning in botanical illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London). Since returning to the Ithaca area, I've been growing my freelance business in illustration and graphic design…

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  • Born on December 17
  • Joined June 19, 2009

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Acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, etching

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About

My training is in scientific illustration, that obscure field which melds science, natural history, and fine art. My work reflects what I find beautiful and interesting in the Creation around us, bringing attention to the details that might otherwise go unnoticed.

I grew up near Ithaca, and returned to my hometown after several years of travel and education, all of which gave me both a lasting love of travel and an appreciation for the beauty in my own back yard. I studied Biology and Art at Eastern University (St. Davids, PA), and hold a graduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Scientific Illustration. Other formative experiences were teaching art classes in the central plateau of Haiti, and interning in botanical illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London). Since returning to the Ithaca area, I've been growing my freelance business in illustration and graphic design for a wide variety of projects and people (recent clients include Audubon, the Museum of the Earth, and Acorn Designs), as well as creating and marketing my line of notecards, and exhibiting paintings and prints. I am a member of the Ithaca Farmers’ Market, where you can find me most weekends in Booth 84. I am also a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.

I particularly love working with people and organizations who are involved in environmental issues and education...it feels good to use my skills to help protect and preserve our beautiful, intricate planet.

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