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Occasional news related to my natural science illustrations


The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter

I'm excited that this quarter has now been released into circulation. Keep an eye out for shiny quarters in your change, my friends!
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Etymology and Stippling

Since last summer, I’ve been working on a series of 21 black and white line and stipple illustrations for a book about scientific names as tributes to people. This month, …

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Honoring the contributions of Native Americans to the U.S. Space Program

Since 2009, The United States Mint has annually minted a new one dollar coin honouring a Native American or group of Native Americans. The reverse of the 2019 Native American …

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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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