Teri Nye - Creative, Designer, Illustrator, Maker
I've been observing nature as long as I can remember—at the age of three I was collecting amphibians in a handy doll carriage, and when I was five, completed the drawing shown here, "bird in tree" (ballpoint pen and crayon on newsprint). Years later at 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 any camera that grownups tossed my way. Someone eventually gave me a Yashica rangefinder camera, then on my 15th birthday, I received my first 35mm single lens reflex camera. I've been torn between the lens and the sketchbook ever since.
Although not a native to Georgia, I have made my home in the Southeast for over 20 years. My usual habitat ranges from my garden to my studio, where I'll be found watching birds, drawing, taking photos, and otherwise discovering inspiration for the work you see on these pages.
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia
Bachelor of Science (botany), James Madison University
2023 – The Forest That Fire Made: An introduction to the Longleaf Pine Forest (Illustrations), published by The University of Georgia Press.
2022 – Series, Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2015 – Garden of Eden Ball, invitation design & illustration, Atlanta Botanical Garden
2015 – Pollinator Poster design & illustration, Pollinator Partnership
2013 – Passages, Leo Castelli Gallery, Brenau University
2012 – Fragments and Panoramas of Volterra, Sala Docciola, Volterra, Italy