Below are examples of stuff I've done for sale, for illustrative purposes, or for commission
The Nature Lover's Almanac
Several years ago, I started illustrating a long-time column for CATALYST Magazine in Salt Lake City, "The Urban Almanac," written by Diane Olson. When Diane was offered a book deal with Gibbs Smith Publisher, they asked me to illustrate for the book, as well. Over the course of the next year or so, I produced these drawings to accompany the text of the book. Click here to see the full gallery of illustrations. Click here to learn more about the book.
The Bower Bird
Inspired by traditional Pennsylvania folk art, this fraktur-style linocut print, hand-painted with watercolors, is my first foray into working with folk art styles.
I've opened an Etsy shop with work that provides a modern take on the folk traditions from the East coast, primarily the “fraktur” certificates celebrating births and marriages, or mourning deaths, created by German settlers to Pennsylvania. I'm interested in exploring the visual forms of folk art traditions, but as an amateur genealogist and trained geneticist (my first degree is in biology, and I worked in clinical genetics after my first round of college), I’ve always found historical demographic data fascinating, and I like the idea of creating something which might prove equally interesting to future generations.
Limited edition prints, hand-painted with watercolors, are available HERE.