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.
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
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.