Illustration news


A fossil worm new to science, but half a billion years old

About a year ago I was finalizing an illustration of a very special fossil invertebrate that hadn’t yet been officially named or described….It is exciting to see that Dr. Nanglu’s and Dr. Caron’s research about the fossil, named Gyaltsenglossus senis, is now published, along with my illustration….I’m so thrilled to have played a role in bringing this Burgess Shale animal to life.

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Interview and Virtual Exhibit of book illustrations

CreatedHere Magazine is a publication and website showcasing New Brunswick artists, and despite my Ontario address my work appears in the magazine’s latest feature. It’s a virtual exhibit of the …

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An Early Jurassic ammonoid

This past April I completed a commission for amateur paleontologist W.C. (Cory) Brimblecombe, who asked me to create a painting of an Early Jurassic ammonoid fossil. (Ammonoids are extinct relatives …

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Illustrating grassland birds in their habitat

....I worked closely with BECO's Executive Director and Wildlife Biologist Zoé Lebrun-Southcott and Research Scientist Andrew Campomizzi to develop their vision of a fairly complex illustration showing an agricultural landscape in two seasons, populated with some of Ontario's songbirds and their hidden nests....
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Ocean sunfish tattoo tribute

Once in awhile, people seek my permission to use one of my illustrations as the basis for their tattoo. Most recently, Shumpei Maruyama asked about using my illustration of the …

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Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider

As someone who enjoys any compelling story that’s well told, I’m a fan of Stephen B. Heard‘s new book Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider; How Scientific Names Celebrate Adventurers, Heroes, …

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The Mottled Duskywing life cycle, revised

Back in 2014, I wrote about a commission by a local scientist to illustrate the life cycle of the Mottled Duskywing butterfly. At the time, the pupa stage (chrysalis) was …

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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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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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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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