Hi! I love learning about and painting Florida native species. Doing this work helps me feel connected with the natural world. How art intersects with environmental conservation is another interest of mine, and working with others on projects that have conservation goals is one of my great joys. If you think my work can contribute to what you do, than I'd love to work with you!
My specialties are watercolor, realism, representing scientifically accurate behaviors and relationships between species, and doing it in my own unique style. My work is very meticulous and often takes a long time to create. The process of creating a commissioned work involves a lot of communication and collaboration. It's best suited for those looking for that level of care, scientific illustration with a connection to fine art, and images in my specific style.
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What I paint
Florida native plants and animals, painted realistically in watercolor, for personal or business use. I also will do concept sketches, finished graphite drawings, and light graphic design depending on the project. Past collaborations and commissions include original artwork for use on websites, trail signs, videos, guides, magazines, products, logos, research presentations and personal collections. See below for examples of past projects.
Process and Cost
Depending on the complexity of the image, a single painting or illustration can take 2 to 6 weeks to complete, and cost between $200-3,000. The average cost for a single work is between $900 and $2,000 and takes 3 weeks to complete. An original painting and a digital image is created out of this process. For projects that utilize the digital image, an image license is also created. Contact me to discuss your project, I look forward to working with you ^-^
I don't do
Species not native to or ranging in Florida, non-realistic, other art styles or mediums (with the exception of concept drawings, or finished graphite drawings depending on the project), graphic design, people, or pet portraits. While my work has been used in logos, marketing, and to educate/raise awareness for local species, my education is not in graphic design, advertising or conservation so I can't guarantee outcomes.
A note on graphic design: Most of the work examples on this page that have a graphic design component were done by professional graphic designers that were also part of the project, not by me. I'm happy to add simple graphic design elements, such as simple text (like in the title of the coloring book and logos below)
Others things I do
For images of single butterflies, birds and other animals suitable for most uses except for products and branding, visit my digital downloads shop.
I also offer image licensing of my past works, shows, workshops, presentations, and wholesale (of items in my prints shop)
Check out some past collaborations! (Click to enlarge + get info):