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A little bit about me

I joined the field of science illustration as a mid-life career changer after many years in the world of high tech. I graduated from the University of Washington’s Natural Science Illustration certificate program in Spring 2014, and am now a full-time, self-employed artist.

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. 

Nora at Sitka
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