Professional Bio

EDUCATION

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Graduated 1976, B.F.A.

DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
Certificate in Botanical Art. School of Botanical Art & Illustration. 2007–2010.

Diploma in Botanical Art & illustration. School of Botanical Art & Illustration. 2013–present.

Research & Scholarship

Awards & Recognition

Community Involvment & Service

Creative Work

Publications

Plandaí Oidhreachta, Irish Heritage Plants

The Irish Society of Botanical Artists and The Irish Garden Plant Society have joined forces in a project titled Plandaí Oidhreachta, which celebrates our Heritage Plants. It highlights the wealth of good Irish Garden Plants and celebrates the beauty of botanical illustration. The end product of the collaboration will be an exhibition of original paintings and the publication of an accompanying book.
The book features articles on a variety of plant themes that highlight Irish Garden Plants, especially those that have come into being since the year 2000. Our latest snowdrops, dahlias and sweet pea will be featured along with primroses, iris and daffodils, as well as other groups of plants, including garden plants selected from the native Irish flora.

Durable Plants for the Garden

Published in 2009, featuring 75 plants with beautiful illustrations to accompany the text and photographs. The second publication is in planning and we have participated this time too and will provide some illustrations of the new plants, all in colored pencil and graphite.

Flourish: A visionary Garden in the American West
Edited by Panayoti Kelaidis

From Penstemons to Pines
Techniques illustrating native plants of the Rocky Mountain Region

Practice Makes Perfect:
A botanical illustration sketchbook, volume 2

Exhibitions

Plandaí Oidhreachta,
Irish Heritage Plants National Botanic Gardens, Dublin,Ireland
November 12–December 4,2016
The Irish Society of Botanical Artists and The Irish Garden Plant Society have joined forces in a project titled Plandaí Oidhreachta, which celebrates our Heritage Plants. It highlights the wealth of good Irish Garden Plants and celebrates the beauty of botanical illustration.

FLORA OF THE NATIONAL PARKS
United States Botanic Gardens, Washington D.C.
May—December 2016
In collaboration with the National Park Service, United States Botanic Garden is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by showcasing some of the plant species and communities found at the more than 400 national parks. The exhibit is displayed from February 18 to January 1, 2017 at the Conservatory West Gallery.

POTIONS,POISONSnANDnPANACEAS
Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities, Anschutz Medical
Campus, University of Colorado
September 8,2016–October 28,2016
Under the curatorial direction of Simon Zalkind, and hosted at the Art Gallery in the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Potions, Poisons and Panaceas will highlight plants that have medicinal properties.

Shakespeare’s Bouquet
University of Colorado Boulder Norlin library
May—October 2016
To honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death the book First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare is on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library to all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. University of Colorado, Boulder was named the Colorado host and the First Folio will be on display in the CU Art Museum from August 9th to August 31st, 2016. To complement the folio the Norlin University Library in Boulder is exhibiting a great number of works from the School of Botanical Art and Illustration.

Denver Botanic Gardens Graduate Exhibit
Denver Botanic Gardens,York Street,Denver,Colorado
November 2015—February 2016
In the El Pomar Gallery the graduates exhibit their art and for the first time we have included samples from our diploma students.

Steppe Plants: Botanical Illustrations Featuring PlantSelect
Denver Botanic Gardens,York Street, Denver, Colorado
November 2015—February 2016
This annual juried exhibition from the Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration features the students’ best achievements in a variety of media. The show highlights the artists’ technical skill and botanical knowledge.

Penstemons to Pines
St.George Art Museum in St.George, Utah,
2012.
A juried exhibition of 32 framed works on paper in graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil and watercolor, Penstemons to Pines prompted viewers to consider not only the beauty of the natural world but the pressures that affect our landscapes.