Workshop at Midwest Birding Symposium

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in instruction, sketching, workshops
Workshop at Midwest Birding Symposium

A few photos from my recent workshop, “Illustrating Your Nature Journals”, at the Midwest Birding Symposium in Bay City, MI. Our time was short and I had way too much to share . . . many thanks to my students for their patience and enthusiasm! (Photos by Kristin Phillips, Michigan Audubon) Me drawing a demo, […]

Recent Write-up on MLive.com

Posted on May 15, 2015 in International Migratory Bird Day, press
Recent Write-up on MLive.com

Rosemary Parker of MLive.com recently interviewed me about my illustration work, especially focusing on the art I created for International Migratory Bird Day and my upcoming presentation for Audubon Society of Kalamazoo. Here’s the link to the article — I’m very honored to receive the attention!      

International Migratory Bird Day Art Complete

International Migratory Bird Day Art Complete

I got so busy creating the artwork for International Migratory Bird Day that I completely forgot to post about it. To illustrate this year’s chosen theme, Restore Habitats, Restore Birds, I painted five habitats and seven birds. I finished the work a few weeks ago and it has since been turned into a beautiful poster by Karen […]

Watercolor Bird Painting Process

Watercolor Bird Painting Process

Thought I’d share some of the step-by-steps I go through as I work on the “Blue-crowned Motmot & Black and White Warbler” piece for the International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) art.

Encore Magazine Cover

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 in magazine illustration
Encore Magazine Cover

Something a little bit different for me . . . buildings! Encore Magazine asked me if I could provide the cover art for their November edition, tying in to an article entitled “Northside Resurgence” about some of the cool brownfield redevelopment projects going on in Kalamazoo. I tried to keep it just a little bit […]

Dead or Alive?

Dead or Alive?

New illustrations depict animals that fake their deaths.

2015 IMBD Artist

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in birds
2015 IMBD Artist

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been chosen by Environment for the Americas to be their 2015 International Migratory Bird Day Artist! Stay tuned for developments as this exciting project unfolds this coming fall. What an honor — thank you EFTA!

Bloodsuckers!

Bloodsuckers!

I recently completed the illustrations for an article entitled “They Want to Drink Your Blood”, written by Jeff Beane and featured in the just-released July/August 2014 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine. Fleas, ticks, bedbugs . . . the assignment got me closer to all your favorite blood-sucking pals than I’ve ever been before. […]

Fourth Coast Illuminated Art Exhibit Opens

Posted on Jul 5, 2014 in exhibitions
Fourth Coast Illuminated Art Exhibit Opens

Three pieces accepted into Fourth Coast Illuminated Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ exhibit.

Garden Door Mural Opens

Posted on May 3, 2014 in murals
Garden Door Mural Opens

I recently finished painting a mural on the interior of the door to the Sister Anastasia Healing Garden at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI.