•    I am a freelance artist and author with a love of the natural world. I work on paper with ink, watercolor, colored pencil and woodcut prints.

       Born in Washington DC, I earned my BA in studio art from Carleton College, and MA from the University of Minnesota where I studied design and children’s literature in the Kerlan Collection. My husband and I live in North Carolina. Our son was born and grew up here.

      Longneedle, was awarded the 2021 Riverby Award by the John Burroughs Association. “The Riverby Award recognizes exceptional non-fiction natural history books for young readers. The books selected present perceptive and artistic accounts of direct experiences in nature and invite young readers to explore the natural world for themselves. They demonstrate respect for nature and present scientifically accurate information with engaging prose and illustrations.”

       I belong to the NC Herpetological Society, Wake Audubon, Nature Conservancy, NC Bluebird Society and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators- Carolina’s Chapter.

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    Beware the Beak


    Wildlife in North Carolina