As the child of two biologists, I thought all children dissected the dead birds and frogs they found in the yard. I thought all adults knew the biological names of the wildflowers, and to this day I can't cross a body of water without looking for fish.
I was fascinated by science in high school and went on to earn a degree in physics. After a brief diversion to New York City (which I still believe to be the center of the universe) I returned to the sciences by way of the arts in California when I graduated from the Science Illustration Certificate Program at California State University at Monterey Bay.
These days, when I'm not working on an illustration, you can find me tidepooling, experimenting with fermentation (kombucha and bread at the moment), or running around.
My clients include the Exploratorium, Edible Magazine, Graze Magazine, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, WIRED Magazine, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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I taught an introduction to science illustration class last month, and to demonstrate the techniques I was using, I created these guides on how to draw pinecones in graphite, ink, watercolor, and watercolor pencil.
I am thrilled to announce that I will be installing a show at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center in October 2014. The show is tentatively called ''Elevations'' and will explore the wide variety of wildlife and ecosystems that occur in the Eastern San Francisco Bay area. Join my mailing list below for updates on this project.