These three paintings are made in collaboration with Bound By Beauty for their educational publication Create Your Own Wildlife Sanctuary with Native Plants. "A simple step-by-step guide to creating a biodiverse sanctuary filled with butterflies, bees and birdsong. Although aimed at gardens in South Florida, the same principles apply no matter where you live."
Available for free download at boundbybeauty.org
Miami Garden, Native Plants with White Flowers
Miami Garden, Native Plants with Red and Yellow Flowers
Miami Garden, Native Plants with Purple and Yellow Flowers
Historic Everglades Map, Watercolor 14x24"
These three map illustrations are for an upcoming video called "Dreaming of the Everglades" by the South Florida Natural Resources Center at Everglades National Park, being produced by Into Nature Films. They show the ideal past (I used the 1500's for this), the current everglades with it's many canals built by the US Army Corps in the 1900's, and a hope for the future that more water will move into the everglades again with the construction of the EAA reservoirs and canal changes. More water would mean less salt water intrusion in the aquifer and more birds.
Modern Everglades Map
Future Everglades Map
Florida Native Bees, Watercolor 12x12"
Florida Native Plants, Watercolor 12x12"
These four illustrations are for Pinecrest Garden's Upper Trail signs. They focus on backyard nature in South Florida and building habitat for native species.
Florida Native Owls, Watercolor 12x12"
Florida Native Lizards, Watercolor 12x12"
Seagrapes and Anole, watercolor 9x13"
Monarch and Swamp Milkweed, watercolor 8.5x11"
Grey Hairstreak, watercolor 5x5"
Fogfruit Host Plant, watercolor 8x10"
Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Watercolor 14x24"
This map was commissioned by the Friends of the Tampa Bay NWR for a documentary film by Into Nature Films.
The following illustrations are made in collaboration with Bound by Beauty and depict common Florida native plants that host butterflies. This project will culminate in 14 illustrations.
Water Hyssop Host Plant, watercolor 6x9"
Biden's Alba Host Plant, watercolor 10x10"
Cheesy Toes Host Plant, watercolor 10x10"
Corky Stem Passionvine Host Plant, watercolor 12x12"
Wireweed Host Plant, watercolor 12x12"
Common Blue Violet Host Plant