About the Artist

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It began with a toy Stegosaurus gifted to me by my Father that sparked my interest in Paleoart. Having never seen an animal like it, my young mind was blown. The creature’s alien form invited me to discover the time and place it came from and drawing became the only suitable means of exploration. Crayons and construction paper slowly gave way to watercolor and Photoshop; with each tooth and horn I drew, I not only learned of Dinosaurs, but about myself and my creative identity as well. In my quest for understanding, I began developing interests in natural science, evolutionary-biology, and the stories they tell.

As an educator, I've conducted numerous workshops both virtually and in person, instructing participants on the principles of field sketching and the fundamentals of drawing from observation.

These days I illustrate more than just ancient life and regularly complete commissions for researchers from all fields of science, publishing articles in scientific journals such as PaleoBios, Cell Systems and Science Magazine. 

I still draw Dinosaurs, not from a residual boyhood fascination, but because of all we stand to learn from extinct animals and the stories that echo from the ageless stone.

Education 

 

Graduate Cert. - Science Illustration, California State University

Monterey Bay

BFA - Illustration, Maryland Institute College of Art

 

Select clients and projects

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technologies: 2013

Smithsonian Institute: 2014

Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology2019

City of Nibley, Firefly Park interpretive panels: 2019-2020

Stokes Nature Center: 2020-21

The Common Descent Podcast: 2020-21

Benton Soil and Water Conservation District: 2021

The Colorado School of Mining: 2022