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Goldenrod

It’s late summer and the goldenrods are in bloom! These glorious bright yellow flowers are the crown jewels of summer, in my opinion. Seeing fields of them fills me with …

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A stream restoration, illustrated

This year I had the pleasure of working the City of Kitchener to help communicate the reasons for and impact of a major stream restoration in one of their urban …

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“[T]he visual communication of science is growing increasingly important.”

Today’s issue of the weekly science journal Nature includes an excellent article about the value of science illustration. You can read it here. The author writes about specific collaborations between …

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Spotlight on sea creatures

This year I’ve been illustrating a variety of marine animals for the scuba diving magazine Sport Diver. For each issue, Richard Smith writes an article focusing on a different animal …

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Two new coins – hawk and cougar

I designed these two new releases from the Royal Canadian Mint: The background field on this silver bullion coin has fine lines radiating from the center, which is a nice …

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Polar Bear Fatness Index

Last year I had the opportunity to produce some illustrations for Polar Bears International, an organization devoted to conserving polar bears through research and education. My illustrations of polar bears …

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An Arctic hare at full speed, in silver

Last year I received an invitation from the Royal Canadian Mint last year to submit a coin design featuring a Canadian hare in action. I thought it would be interesting …

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Interpretive sign illustration at Royal Botanical Gardens

A few years ago I created this illustration showing the first people to introduce corn to Southern Ontario around AD 500 – 1000. This culture was first identified (or at …

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2016 Coin of the Year awards

Last week I was happy to learn that one of my coin designs received a 2016 Coin of the Year Award. It’s this colored silver coin showing an autumn view …

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People’s Choice Awards from recent SONSI exhibit

The recent SONSI exhibit of nature and science illustrations has come to an end, at least for one location. During the exhibit, people who visited the Giants Rib Discovery Centre …

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