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about me


My background

Growing up as the daughter of an estate superintendent in New York State, as children my siblings and I had the good fortune to spend many long hours in the woods, fields and by the lake. My parents’ did not permit a television in our home, instead they encouraged us to be creative
whenever we did spend time indoors. ​  


My experience

EDUCATION        School of Visual Arts,   Moore College of Art,   SUNY Purchase -                (Bachelors Degree in Science and Art)     Middlesex Polytechnic,  Hertfordshire, England-    (Post-graduate certificate in scientific illustration)  

 AWARDS     Rotary International Scholar 1986-1987  

 EMPLOYMENT     Commercial  artist             Tom Fowler, Inc. Stamford, CT ​     Freelance  illustrator :    Taunton Press     Storey Communications     Yale  University Press     Barron's Publishing ​     

Teacher:     John C.  Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC     NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY    Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL   

  Bok Tower Gardens,  Lake Wales, FL      North Carolina Arboretum , Asheville, NC     Institute Of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY   

COLLECTIONS     Hunt Institute of Botanical  Documentation     Reader's Digest Corporation     Bruce Museum and many  private collections   

AFFILIATIONS    Self Realization Fellowship     Guild of Natural Science Illustrators  


What I do

Scientific illustration is drawing natural subjects so accurately that the drawing gives complete information about the subject and can be used without the aid of text. 

In short it melds the two subjects I have always loved the most -
Nature and Art. 

It is my joy to express myself creatively by rendering natural subjects in a variety of media as well as to teach others how to observe carefully and realistically illustrate objects in the natural world.


To schedule a class, request a commission or just to get in touch,
please reach me at:


Tryon, North Carolina, United States