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Occasional news related to my natural science illustrations


Autumn is here!

I thought it appropriate to wait until this first week of fall to post about this coin. Recently released by the Royal Canadian Mint (and 98% sold as of this …

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Davisville illustration featured at Symbiartic

For the third year in a row, September is SciArt Blitz month at Symbiartic. Today’s featured artwork is one of my own – the illustration I created showing an 1825 …

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A seahorse in Canada??

When I received an assignment from the Royal Canadian Mint last year to design a coin featuring a Canadian seahorse, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to draw one. …

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Fourth Coast Illuminated exhibit

This summer my work will be part of a juried exhibit of natural science illustration at the Kalamazoo Nature Center titled “Fourth Coast Illuminated.” The title refers to the fact …

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Bee Exhibit illustrations at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

A few years ago I licensed four of my insect illustrations to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for use in an exhibit about honey bees. The exhibit designers wanted …

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In silver: Polar Bear leaps from one ice floe to another

First in a new series of $50 coins is this recent release by the Royal Canadian Mint; a polar bear leaping from one ice floe to another. I worked on …

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From a Decade Ago: Pen and Ink Aquarium Illustrations

I’m not quite ready to post any of my most recent illustrations, so I thought I’d share some pen and ink drawings I was working on a decade ago. I …

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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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