Beetle and Blossoms

Beetle and Blossoms, part of a collection of images and coordinating patterns featuring insects and botanical elements.

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Moth and Blooms

Graphic illustration of a whimsical blue and yellow moth surrounded by arrowhead leaves, white flowers, and hot pink mushrooms

Moth and Blooms, part of a collection of images and coordinating patterns featuring insects and botanical elements.

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Leslie Nuss V

CD cover, liner notes, and package design for an EP release by singer/songwriter Leslie Nuss.

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Preserve

One of three images originally created as posters to advance awareness of the mission of Save the Dunes, a Northwest Indiana/Southern Michigan organization that works to protect, preserve, and restore the unique Dunes habitat. These images were later licensed for the Amber Lotus Greetings annual “Praise for the Pollinators” wall calendar.

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Wild

During Inktober a couple of years ago, to illustrate the word “Wild” I created this tangle of prairie wildflower. Colored digitally, it is now available as a print in my shop!

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Native Roots Farm

Watercolor and ink illustration of a goat, chicken, flowers, and farm produce

Native Roots Farm, a small, organic, family-run farm in Northwest Indiana, approached me about creating a branding illustration for them to use at farmers markets and on their soap labels. They wanted to feature Tilly, their favorite goat, along with some of the beautiful flowers they grow at the farm.

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Shrimp Pad Thai

I originally illustrated this recipe for a call for recipes using peanuts and peanut butter, and later reworked it for a They Draw and Cook feature magazine called “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” and created a repeat pattern from the bamboo background. Pad thai brings together so many wonderful flavors and textures, and is one of my favorite eats. And, I had a blast painting this shrimp!

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Wheel of Fortune

The first in a series of reinterpretations of the Major Arcana tarot cards through the lens of nature and nature symbols. This one is based on the Wheel of Fortune card. My interpretation includes the seasons and natural cycles, as well as the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water).

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Goldfinch and Sunflowers

Illustration of an American goldfinch, sunflowers, and thistle. This was adapted for a page in my 2022 calendar, as well as combined with other birds and flowers for one of two 500-piece puzzles available in my shop.

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