Much of my childhood was spent drawing my beanie babies, pouring over Henry Vandyke Carter’s medical book and watching BBC’s The Life of Birds on repeat until my parents hid the tapes. While birds were a focal point as a child, I eventually went on to enroll as a botany student at Humboldt State University where I was given the opportunity to work along side scientists both as a research assistant and illustrator. In those years at HSU I learned I was able to share my interest in the sciences with others through my favorite form of communication, art. I went on to enroll in CSU Monterey's Science Illustration graduate program where I received my certificate degree in Science Illustration.
I use my art as a means to communicate scientific information. Though my background is in botany, I cover a variety of different subjects ranging from moss and lichen to catalytic chemical reactions and car engines. I want to show that art has an important place in the sciences.