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Occasional news related to my natural science illustrations


Silver Peregrine Falcons

I illustrated this recent offering by the Royal Canadian Mint (pictured above) that shows a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), the world’s most widespread bird of prey. The Peregrine’s primary prey …

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Same design, different finish

Last month, the Royal Canadian Mint announced this Olympic year’s Lucky Loonie coin design, and to my great surprise it is the same design they chose for 2012 – the …

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Two new coin designs featuring Canadian icons: Maple leaves and Beaver

The Royal Canadian Mint recently released two silver collector coins engraved with my illustration of a bouquet of maple leaves and of a swimming beaver. The former, which shows a …

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Eastern Bumblebee

Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to paint a variety of animals for interpretive signs at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Below is my most recent illustration …

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Bighorn Sheep in Gold and Platinum

This very small (11 mm) gold coin featuring my illustration of a Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep is now available at the Royal Canadian Mint’s website. This design is the third …

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SONSI’s 2013 Presentation Day

I’ll be participating in this event next month; you’re invited! Visit sonsi.ca for more details.

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My first philatelic illustrations

Earlier this year I was invited by the United Nations Postal Administration to illustrate a set of four stamps for their Endangered Species series. Recently, they sent me this image …

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Icebergs are Awe-inspiring and Troublesome subjects

The photo above shows my most recent coin design for the Royal Canadian Mint – Two humpback whales (mother and calf) swimming near a large iceberg. While doing research for …

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Gold Starfish and Silver Niagara Falls

When the Royal Canadian Mint invited me to submit a design for the first coin in a new series of Sea Creatures coins, I was thrilled at the chance to …

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New 1 Kilogram Maple Leaf coin

The Royal Canadian Mint recently released this 102.1 mm diameter Fine Silver coin with selective gold plating featuring my illustration of two maple leaves. On the left is a Douglas …

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