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My interest in botanical art and illustration came into being alongside my early science training and experience. For me botanical art is the obvious combination of science and art – of information, understanding, and wonder. Using images in graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor, I strive to portray the sometimes subtle, sometimes outrageous, structure, form, and color that plants employ in their particular life histories.

After several years of study, I successfully completed the distance learning diploma program offered by the Society of Botanical Artists in 2013. My plant portraits highlight the intricate detail of plants and draw attention to the importance of conserving native plants and plant communities.

Now, living in Montana, I rely on the nearby forests and prairies interspersed with trips to new places and my native New Zealand for inspiration. I particularly enjoy introducing people to the delight and value of plants through botanical sketching workshops.

education

Dip. SBA, Society of Botanical Artists, Gillingham, Dorset, United Kingdom
M.S., Computer Systems Management, University of Maryland, Maryland, U.S.A.
B.Sc., Zoology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

memberships

American Society of Botanical Artists   //   BOTANICAL ART SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
MONTANA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY   //   AUDUBON SOCIETY
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