life as an artist has taken more twists and turns than
some of my subjects! After starting as an abstract painter,
I've morphed into a nature artist of a different sort.
My focus is on uncultivated plants and creatures from
the wild. And not just in their most beautiful
states, but in all phases of their life cycles. Included
are those overlooked, downtrodden ones often stigmatized
as weeds or pests that many people
would uproot or spray. I dedicate my art to honoring
and protecting them.
and Moth Life Cycles
each stage of their life cycles, butterflies are often
literally bound to specific host plants and flowers.
These butterfly and host plant life cycles have developed
into my current favorite subjects. Beginning with
local species of the Northeast US, I've taken to migrating
like many of them from border to border.
Dragonfly/Odonata & Critters
At first, the insects and amphibians that looked back at me through my hand-lens, or flitted and buzzed overhead as I drew, or called to me from the wetlands, were just distractions. With time, they became a favorite subject.
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Monarch Life Cycle
Perhaps the most well known butterfly life cycle of all is that of the Monarch. In this gallery that cycle is depicted in four separate images—Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Adult, each rendered in color pencil.