News

Occasional news related to my natural science illustrations


Colorful new coins; shark, grizzly, wolf, and maples

In the last month or so, the Royal Canadian Mint has released four different nature-themed coins that I designed. This Great White shark swimming through a school of Atlantic mackerel …

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On the radio!

Recently, the United States Mint announced the designs for the 2019 America the Beautiful quarters, and I'm happy to say that one of them is a design I created....Not long after the announcement, reporter James Dawson from the Boise State NPR radio station asked to interview me about my design....You can hear the 4 min. 44 sec. interview here.
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Swallowtails and counted scales

  This fall, Kloepfer Gallery right here in my city of residence—Guelph, Ontario—hosts an exhibit of my work from October 2 through 30. The show will include about 15 of my …

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2018 Exhibit of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

The exhibit hangs in the Gallery of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC until October 15, 2018. It is an ideal place for a display of carefully considered science visualizations. The large exhibit is well worth a visit if you're in the vicinity. I am delighted that the jurors selected two of my three entries for the exhibit.
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The 2018 Conference of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

During the week of July 15 to 22, I was in Washington DC for the 2018 Conference of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. It happened to be the 50th …

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A 50 mm Canadian Canopy coin

...the Royal Canadian Mint has recently released this new 2 oz. silver Canadian Canopy coin that I had the opportunity to design:
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A Congressional Gold Medal design

...because I am part of the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, I was one of the artists invited to submit designs for the OSS medal. I feel privileged to have made a small contribution toward honoring courageous people who served in the OSS...
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Art of the Plant exhibit

This May, botanical artists from 25 different countries are showcasing their country’s native plant species through simultaneous exhibitions of botanical art in a unique event called Botanical Art Worldwide. The “groundbreaking …

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Breast Cancer Awareness coin designs

As I began considering ideas for this coin design, I quickly realized that – to me – a design about breast cancer awareness should focus on the people affected by it rather than an impersonal image of the cancer itself or the body parts involved. I thought it important for the design to convey some of the emotions people feel when faced with the cancer, whether they are patients, survivors, or the friends and family members of breast cancer patients and survivors.
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Invitation to my presentation about science illustration and my goldenrod project

Next month, on Thursday January 11, I’m giving a presentation about the field of science illustration and about a project I’ve been working on for the last couple years. I’ll be …

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