Artist in the field
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. I am especially interested in studying the interconnectedness of all living things, observing and studying 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 am currently working on a series of nonfiction children’s books to inspire others to engage with, and protect the environment. 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 am now translating this methodical, analytical approach to my scientific illustrations. I have also had the privilege of creating conceptual illustrations, graphics and murals for interactive exhibits in zoos and nature preserves. 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. I enjoy hiking, backpacking, swimming, biking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, skate skiing, snowboarding, yoga and meditation. When I am not working in my studio, I can often be found exploring nature, conducting research for my art.