This is a selection of watercolor illustration projects done over the years.
This Northern Short-Tailed Shrew (Blarina brevicauda) piece was created as part of the Com.En.ART artist-in-residence program at the Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station (Rensselaerville, NY). The preserve is one of the oldest in the state of New York and makes a significant contribution to environmental awareness in the region. It’s lakes, meadows and waterfall are surrounded by trails and the entire area is an inspiring and rich working environment for artists and scientists alike.
The shrew was found dead of natural causes during a hike in the preserve’s trails and brought to life with watercolors.
Client: Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station – Com.En.ART residency
Mink and Brook Trout
Minks (American Mink, Neovison vison) look deceivingly adorable but are fierce predators and skilled swimmers specialized in catching fish prey such as Brook Trout. This watercolor was commissioned by a private collector that looked for a piece in the same style as the Northern Short-tailed Shrew.
Client: private collector
Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) and purple foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Client: Natural History Store
North America west coast native species of hummingbirds: Anna (Calypte anna, above), Allen (Selasphorus sasin, right) and Rufous (Selasphorus rufus)
Selection of illustrations of agricultural pests created for a pop-up museum. The images represent some of the major agricultural damages caused by pest insects and diseases in crops, namely the San Jose Scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus) that affects apples, the vineyard Mildew (Plasmopara viticola) and the Cotton Bollworm in tomato (Helicoverpa armigera).
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia sp.)