Using pen and ink, I render plants, lichens, insects, and birds. Drawing between illustration and impressionism, my work is more evocative and emotive than pure illustration yet I strive to render each organism true to its form.
Integrated poetry and art
All my life I have been looking at the fine details of the natural world. As a botanist, my eye for detail has buoyed my career. Plants aren't just something pretty to look at, they are what sustains all life on earth. Aside from life-sustaining properties, plants offer endless fascination. Here is a snapshot of earth's elegant palate.
Landscapes and Life
Present in earth's vast splendor, exploring and becoming.
A lichen is a symbiosis between one or two fungal species and a green algae and/or cyanobacteria. Their successful partnership spans the rainbow, and their form is wildly variable. They flourish across continents, from deserts to rainforests to below snow at the poles.