Color pencil and graphite

What inspires me? Nature. All the elements and principles of design are at work in the natural world. Line, shape, color, texture, value, harmony, repetition, contrast—it’s all there if you look close enough. My work with botanical, scientific and nature illustration helps inform and inspire my design work and my teaching in a significant way. I’m a better artist, teacher and human because of the time I spend in the natural world.

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Graduated 1976, B.F.A.
Denver Botanic Gardens

Certificate in Botanical Art. School of Botanical Art & Illustration. 2007–2010.
Diploma in Botanical Art & Illustration. School of Botanical Art & Illustration. 2013–present.

30-year career as a designer and creative director at the University of Colorado.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor. Responsible for teaching Graphic Design Foundation and Independent Study. Fall and Spring semesters. 2011-Present.

Plandaí Oidhreachta, Irish Heritage Plants, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland, November 12 to December 4, 2016

Flora of the National Parks, United States Botanic Gardens, Washington D.C. May to December 2016

Potions, Poisons and Panaceas, Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, September 8,2016 to October 28,2016

Shakespeare’s Bouquet, University of Colorado Boulder, Norlin Library, May to October 2016

Denver Botanic Gardens Graduate Exhibit, Denver Botanic Gardens,Colorado, November 2015 to February 2016

Steppe Plants: Botanical Illustrations Featuring PlantSelect, Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado,
November 2015 to February 2016

Irish Watercolour Society
Irish Society of Botanical Artists
Irish Orchid Society
Royal Horticultural Society
Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society