Photo Credit: Rosanne Parry
I am an author and illustrator in Northern Michigan. I love exploring the natural world and drawing and writing about what I see, like vernal ponds in the woods and tidal pools along the edge of the sea. I also like reading about places I have never been, like the inside of a cell or the bottom of the ocean. I use research and my imagination to draw and write about those places too. I use pencils, watercolors, drawing inks and color pencils to create most of my illustrations. I also like drawing in crayon, making snow forts and building with legos alongside my kids.
Southampton College, Long Island University, 2002-2006
BA Marine Biology, Fine Art
Medical College of Georgia, 2007-2009
MS Medical Illustration
Art Students League of New York, 2007-2008, 2020
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A Few of My Favorite Things
Paints: Daniel Smith Watercolors
Artist(s): Vincent Van Gogh, Helen Frankenthaler, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Mary Cassatt, Lisbeth Zwerger, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Albrecht Dürer
Moth: Hylophora cecropia
Fish: American Eel, Angullia rostrata, although Lake Sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens comes in as a close second.
Reptile: All turtles. All of them.
Whale: Gray? No Blue. No...ugh. All of them.
Summer Olympic Sport: Swimming
Winter Olympic Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Book: The Psalms
Childhood Book: Swimmy by Leo Lionni
Childhood Novel: A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle
Baked Good: Scone
Activity: Reading with warm socks on