I've been observing nature as long as I can remember—had my first collection of amphibians at age 3 and completed the drawing shown here, "bird in tree" (ballpoint pen with crayon on newsprint), when I was five. Years later (age 10) I wrote and illustrated my first book—Roadside Weeds (of the road I lived on in Virginia). It was a limited edition, that is, one. Around this time I started taking photos with a little 110 camera. I eventually got a Yashica rangefinder camera, then on my 15th birthday, my first 35 mm SLR camera arrived. I've been torn between the camera and the sketchbook ever since.
Since 2000, I've made my home in Georgia where I can either be found in the garden or my studio, watching birds, drawing, shooting photos and otherwise finding inspiration for the work you see on these pages.
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia
Bachelor of Science (botany), James Madison University
2013 – Passages, Leo Castelli Gallery, Brenau University
2012 – Fragments and Panoramas of Volterra, Sala Docciola, Volterra, Italy
2015 – Pollinator Poster design & illustration, Pollinator Partnership
2015 – Garden of Eden Ball, invitation design & illustration, Atlanta Botanical Garden