I joined the field of science illustration as a mid-life career changer, after graduating from the University of Washington’s Natural Science Illustration certificate program in Spring 2014.
Intricate details and patterns found in nature are endlessly fascinating; I enjoy the challenge of portraying them on paper. Watercolor – my primary medium – is a highly technical but powerful medium that allows me to construct illustrations in layers, always considering pigment characteristics and color theory to build forms and create depth. In addition to watercolor, I also work extensively with colored pencils, pen and ink, graphite and scratchboard.
My business is Oregon State ESB / WBE certified.
What I do
I create custom illustrations for clients. I work with governmental entities, agencies, museums, design firms, scientists, and individuals to develop high quality custom art to fulfill their needs.
Projects and Clients
A sample of projects:
High Desert Museum, Bend, OR – "Ponds in the Desert" exhibit interpretive sign illustrations
Williams-Sonoma, Inc., San Francisco, CA – Illustrations for a variety of products, including jam jars and quick breads
City of Lincoln City, Lincoln City, OR – Interpretive sign illustrations for the City's open space program
US Fish & Wildlife Service and Audubon Society of Lincoln City, OR - Interpretive illustrations for signage at the Alder Island Nature Trail in the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Hillsboro, OR – Various illustration projects to support educational initiatives
Scientific illustrations for books and journal publications for university professors
Interpretive signage along the Alder Island Nature Trail at the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Photo credit: Ernie Rose