Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley, California - B.A., Landscape Architecture
  • California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California - Graphic Arts and Scientific Illustration
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington - Scientific Illustration
  • Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Sierra Nevada Field Station - Botanical Illustration workshop
  • Jenny Phillips botanical painting workshop at Filoli Center, Woodside, California
  • Additional workshops include: Martha Kemp, Carol Woodin, Mary Comber-Miles, Lizzie Sanders, Jean Emmons, John Cody, Gerald Hodge, Frank Ippolito, and Trudy Nicholson

Employment:

  • Freelance Botanical Art, Seattle, Washington, 1985 to present
  • Botanical Art Instruction:
    • Seymour Observatory, Tacoma, Washington - Introductory Botanical Painting and Introductory Botanical Drawing
    • University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, Washington
    • University of Washington, Educational Outreach, Natural Science Illustration Certificate Program, Botanical Illustration: Watercolor, Pen and Ink, and Graphite
    • Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, Washington - Botanical Illustration in Watercolor, Gouache, and Drawing
    • San Juan Nature Institute, Friday Harbor, Washington - Botanical Painting Workshop
    • Sitka Center For Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon - Botanical Painting, summer workshop
    • Olympic Park Institute, Lake Crescent, Washington - Botanical Painting, summer workshops
    • Latona Elementary School, Seattle, Washington - workshop for kindergarten class on drawing flowers
    • Rhododendron Species Foundation, Federal Way, Washington - Beginning Botanical Painting
    • Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, Washington - Beginning and Continuing Botanical Painting
      South Central Community College, Seattle, Washington - Beginning Botanical Painting
  • TRA, Seattle, Washington - Graphic Design
  • Environmental Works, Seattle, Washington - Project Management and Landscape Design
  • Michael Painter and Associates, San Francisco, California - Landscape Architecture

Selected Projects:

  • The Herbfarm Cookbook, Scribner, color plates
  • Native Plant Gardening poster, Native Plant Stewardship Program
  • Great Garden Companions, Rodale Press, pencil illustrations
  • Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Kew Magazine Inc., England, color illustration
  • Gardening with Perennials, Rodale Press, color illustrations
  • Flowers and Gifts, Redbook Florists Services, back cover illustrations
  • The Kitchen Garden Magazine, Taunton Press, prototype, press packet, quarter page, half spread, and back cover color illustrations
  • Fine Gardening, Taunton Press, color illustrations
  • Fine Cooking Magazine, Taunton Press, color illustration
  • Traditional Home, Magazine Group of Meredith Corporation, color illustrations
  • Renovation Style, Magazine Group of Meredith Corporation, color illustrations
  • Earth Care Paper Products, note card series
  • Horticulture magazine, color illustrations
  • Master Gardening T-shirt logo design
  • Wildflowers Across Washington, poster, logo, and T-shirt illustration, Washington Native Plant Society
  • Celebrating Wildflowers, U.S. Forest Service, color illustrations for display boards
  • Washington Park Arboretum, pen and ink illustration for signage and publication
  • The Herb Companion Magazine, Interweave Press, cover and interior color illustrations
  • Three Years in Bloom, Sasquatch Books, principle book illustrator, pen and ink
  • Herbs! The Journal of Useful Plants, cover and interior illustrations color illustration
  • University of Washington Health Sciences and Fine Art instructional Support Departments, design, illustration

Exhibits:

  • Dig In Botanica, Group Exhibit, Louise Smith, Jean Emmons, Linda Petchnick, Vashon Is., Washington
  • The Beauty of Botany, International ASBA Exhibition, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington
  • Fresh Cuts, International ASBA Exhibition, Fredrick R. Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists Exhibit, University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Seattle, Washington
  • Annual Botanical Art Exhibits, Portland Flower and Garden, Portland, Oregon
  • Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Annual Botanical Art Exhibits at Filoli Center, Woodside, California
  • ASBA North American Western Regional Exhibit, Loveland Museum, Loveland, Colorado
  • ASBA/United States Botanic Garden Exhibit, Washington D.C.
  • Art Imitates Life: Botanical Art in 2002, ASBA exhibit, Johnson and Johnson headquarters, New Jersey
  • Focus on Nature II & III, New York State Museum, Albany, New York
  • Celebrating Women in the Arts, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
  • I, III, and V Annual International Botanical Art Exhibit, American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticulture Society of New York
  • California Species: Biological Art and Illustration, two exhibitions, Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
  • Eastern Orchid Congress Art Exhibit, Richmond, Virginia
  • Art in the Garden, Snohomish Arts Council, Everett, Washington
  • Art in Science, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington
  • XVI International Botanical Congress, American Society of Botanical Artists and Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Joint Exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri
  • Natives and Endangered Species of the Pacific Coast, Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California
  • Denver Botanical Garden Botanical Art Exhibit, Denver, Colorado
  • Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, Washington, Representation and solo exhibit
  • Beauty and Biology; Butterflies and Moths in Art and Science, James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota
  • 8th International Botanical Art Exhibit, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Carolyn Staley Fine Prints, Seattle, Washington, exhibit
  • Bellevue Botanical Garden, Washington, exhibit
  • I - IIIIV, Kevin Nicolay Memorial Botanical Art Exhibits, Pacific Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Seattle, WA
  • Christmas Show, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, Washington
  • Husted Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Awards:

  • First Runner Up, Peoples Choice Award, Beauty of Botany, Seattle, Washington, 2006
  • NW Orchid Society Exhibit First and Second Place Awards. Seattle, Washington, 2004
  • Gregory Daniels/Artists Mercantile Award, III AnnuaI International Botanical Art Exhibit, ASBA and The New York Horticultural Society, New York, New York
  • Third Place Award, Eastern Orchid Congress, 2000 Exhibit
  • Best color award, XVI International Botanical Congress, American Society of Botanical Artists and Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Joint Exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri
  • Honorable mention awards, Denver Botanical Garden botanical art exhibit, Denver, Colorado
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, American Rock Garden Society

Collections:

  • “Macrolepiota rachodes,” Roy Taylor Ph.D., past ASBA boardmember, past Director UBC Botanic Gardens, botanical art collector
  • “Two Gourds and a Bean” and “Mint Bouquet,” Macklowe Gallery, personal collection, New York, NY
  • “Dodecatheon hendersonii,” Curtis Botanical Magazine, Royal Gardens, Kew England
  • “Red Table Grapes,” Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University
  • “Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy”, Walden R Valen, Director Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, CA
  • “Wine Gardens,” Kendall Jackson Winery, Santa Rosa, California
  • “Paphiopedelum sp.”, George Yatskievych, Flora Missouri Project research botanist, juror
  • “Italian Parsley and Parsley Worm,” Interweave Press

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Botanical Artists
  • Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, a chapter of the ASBA
  • The Guild of Natural Science Illustrator

Other Achievements:

  • Art Meets Science: Public lecture on the history of botanical illustration. University of Washington Odegaard Library.
  • Today's Botanical Artists, Cora Marcus and Libby Kyer, Schiffer Publishing LTD, 2008
  • Contributing tile artist, Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park, “Vivarium” by Marc Dion
  • Founding President of the Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists
  • First runner-up - American Society of Plant Taxonomists logo competition
  • Feature in Wildlife Art Magazine