ABOUT THE ARTIST

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I am a freelance illustrator from the mountain town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In 2016 I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. I am currently located in Eugene, Oregon.

 

My upbringing in a wild space in the mountains has greatly influenced how I see the world and the art I create. A lifelong love for nature and animals has guided my work into the realm of conservation. My goal is to use artwork to engage the public in learning about what's going on in the natural world and what we can do to protect it. I believe that playful and accessible images are the key to effective science communication.

 

Selected Clients: National Museum of Wildlife Art, World Wildlife Fund Guyana, Sasquatch Books, Creature Conserve, Teton Raptor Center, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Teton Conservation District

P U B L I C A T I O N S

Little Books of Flowers

 

The Little Book of Flowers series contains historical backgrounds, farm spotlights, growing advice, and profiles on many different cultivars of three species of flower (text by Tara Austen Weaver). Dahlias and Peonies are available now and Tulips will be published in the spring of 2023. The books are available online and at independent bookstores worldwide.

Northwest Know-How: Trees

Northwest Know-How: Trees is an introductory pocket-sized guide to 55 different Northwest tree species with illustrated identification features and anecdotes about natural and cultural history of trees by Karen Gaudette Brewer. The book is currently available online and at independent bookstores worldwide.

 

BirdNote

BirdNote is a collection of 100 illustrated essays on bird behavior from the NPR podcast of the same name, published by Sasquatch books in 2018. I produced 101 illustrations for the book, which is currently available online and at independent bookstores worldwide.

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E X T E N D E D  C V

Exhibition History

2022- Jackson, WY: National Museum of Wildlife Art, “Western Visions” invitational

2022- Portland, OR: Sitka Center, "Sitka Art Invitational" invitational

2021- Jackson, WY: National Museum of Wildlife Art, “Western Visions” invitational

2021- Minneapolis, MN: Light Grey Art Lab, "The End is Nigh" group show

2021- Eugene, OR: Tsunami Books, “Oregon Native Trees” solo show
2021- Portland, OR: Elisabeth Jones Art Center, “A Calling of Birds” group show

2020- Portland, OR: Blind Insect, “Bye 2020” group show

2019- Portland, OR: Verum Ultimum, “Fierce & Frail II” group show
2019- Jackson, WY: National Museum of Wildlife Art; Providence, RI: ISB Gallery, “Urban Wildlife: Learning to Coexist” invitational
2018- Eugene, OR: Morning Glory, “Fauna & Flora” solo show
2017- Jackson, WY: National Museum of Wildlife Art, “Wildlife Trade” invitational
2016- Jackson, WY: National Museum of Wildlife Art, “Aesop’s Fables” invitational
2014- Jackson, WY: Elevated Grounds Coffeehouse, “Owl Pellets” group show
2012- Jackson, WY: National Museum of Wildlife Art, “Silverspot” invitational

Selected Publications & Media

• “Little Book of Flowers: Peonies” & “Little Book of Flowers: Dahlias.” Sasquatch Books, February 2022. All pages.
• “Northwest Know-How: Trees.” Sasquatch Books, May 2021. All pages.
• “Birdnote: Chirps, Quirks, & Stories of 100 Birds from the Popular Public Radio Show.” Sasquatch Books, May 2018. All pages.

• “Tutorial: Drawing From Life in the Field.” 3DTotal, July 17, 2019. Online.
• “Beak To Feet.” Teton Raptor Center, 2016. All pages.
• “50th Anniversary Poster: Water is Life.” High Country News, September 2021. Page 19.

• “How Beavers Make the Desert Bloom.”2High Country News, August 31, 2018. Page 24.

• “Trapping the Bees.” High Country News, June 12, 2017. Pages 27-28.
• “The Chickadee Symphony.” High Country News, July 25, 2016. Page 26.

Selected Projects & Clients

• Creature Conserve: Artistic advisor, 2016-present

• Oregon Country Fair poster artwork, 2022-2023

• Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom/Wildflower festival artwork, 2018-present
• “Exploring The Art & Science of Biodiversity in Guyana.” Guest artist instructor, RISD travel course. January 12-February 2, 2019.
• “The Art & Science of Field Sketchbooks.” Teacher, workshop. Mount Pisgah Arboretum. September 28-29, 2019.
• “The Art & Science of Learning to Coexist with Urban Wildlife.” Teacher & speaker, lecture & workshop. National Museum of Wildlife Art. April 28, 2018.
• “Reading the Seasons in Oregon.” 4’x28’ mural, Tsunami Books, 2018.
• World Wildlife Fund Guyana: Design consultant, 2017

Residencies

2020- Spring Creek Project Collaborative Retreat, Burnt Woods OR.