Class of 2018
Graduate Certificate (Science Illustration) CSU-Monterey Bay 2018, Certificate (Natural Science Illustration) University of Washington 2017, Certificate (Botanical Illustration) Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration 2016, M.A. (Illustration) Syracuse University School of Visual & Performing Arts 2006, M.F.A. (Illustration) University of Hartford, Hartford Art School 2010, Bachelors of Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1996
As an avid outdoorswoman and world traveler, I have a deep love and appreciation for the wonders of nature, and enjoy narrating its miraculous stories through illustration and the written word. Many years as an Architect and planner allowed me the opportunity to design cities and buildings that celebrate both the mathematical order and beauty of nature. I now apply this methodical, analytical approach to my scientific illustrations. I am especially interested in studying the interconnectedness of all living things, observing the relationships between plants, birds and mammals, and the essential roles that each serves in their ecosystem. I strive to document my findings and observations in an artistic, informative and unexpected manner. I have been fortunate to serve as a college professor, teaching courses in art foundations, illustration and interior design, and am thrilled to be teaching botanical illustration at The Denver Botanic Gardens. When I am not working in my studio, I can often be found exploring nature, conducting research for my art.