Two Weeks in Nature

An opportunity to spend two whole weeks in a quiet outdoor setting – exploring, observing, sketching, and painting – doesn’t come around often. But it did for me, and I enjoyed every buggy minute of it. I just returned from Huyck Preserve, a little gem in the hilltown of Rensselaerville, NY, where each year, several … More Two Weeks in Nature

Cedar Waxwings

For every illustration I must research the subject in order to show accurate anatomy, behavior, color, and environment. Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) are gregarious song birds, moving in flocks to feed on berries and fruits. They don’t sit still for a minute, which makes it hard to study their brightly patterned plumage. When sketching these birds, … More Cedar Waxwings

Art for the Aquarium

This series of anatomical illustrations of marine invertebrates was created for Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT.  The artwork will play an important role in educating guests and school groups about some local marine animals they can encounter at the Aquarium and the nearby shore.  My hope is that these images will inspire curiosity among adults and … More Art for the Aquarium