Monday, January 29, 2007

people and animals

acrylic on canvas paper

pastel on board

graphite and watercolor

sepia pencil and watercolor

pen and ink, digital color


pen and ink, watercolor

oil on canvas paper

pastel on paper

oil on canvas

fun and fantasy

colored pencil

oil on canvas

pen and ink, watercolor

sepia pencil and watercolor

pen and ink

frogs and snails and puppy dog tails....


oil on canvas

oil on canvas

oil on canvas


pastel on board
oil on board


sepia pencil and watercolor

colored pencil

colored pencil

colored pencil on toned paper

sepia pencil and watercolor

....TWELVE DAYS IN CLARK COUNTY.... the corps of discovery's journey through clark county, washington

This piece was done for the the Clark County Historical Museum in celebration of the 200 year anniversary of the Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Pacific. The activity book was written by historian Barbara J. Kubik and was approved curriculum for every school district in the county. I did all the illustration and layout work. All the illustrations were thoroughly researched for historical accuracy.
The cover piece was a particular challenge as we wanted something that looked like an actual journal but could be printed in a paperback format. At first we considered Tromp l'oeil, but rejected that based on time limitations. The cover is a wrap around that was completely digitally constructed. Each element was scanned separately and then joined together in Photoshop. Even the ink blots were a separate scan. It was challenging and fun and I think the results are fabulous.
stopping for directions

journaling along the river

collecting Wapato bulbs

cooking on the trail

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge BIRDFEST

I developed these characters and provided the Wildlife Refuge with a completely original T-shirt design for the children who visit the refuge during the annual Birdfest celebration.

A Joshua Tree Named Lily

These are pen and ink/watercolors done for the Education Department of Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. This educational piece depicts the life of a Joshua Tree and the eco-system it thrives and survives in.

Joshua Tree seedling protected from predators by a Blackbrush plant

fire in the desert

yucca moth pollinating a Joshua Tree bloom

joshua tree look alikes

morning mist

And Your Point Is?

Illustrated for author and educator Deborah Rodney-Pex for America's Clean Water Foundation.

the Murky Water Caper

This title was illustrated for the the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrator's (whew!) and America's Clean Water Foundation. It is a sly private-eye spoof written by Deborah Rodney-Pex. The snoop in this story is looking for sources of water pollution. It is cleverly written and a fun learning tool for kids. Other educational titles I illustrated for the Clean Water Foundation include And Your Point Is? The Story of Point and Nonpoint Source Pollution and What is a Watershed, both written by Rodney-Pex.
I illustrated this piece in B&W line drawings with washes for grayscale in 2001.