These images were started during a week at the Calumet Artist Residency program in July 2017, when I spent a lot of time hiking and looking up close at botanical and insect specimens native to the Indiana Dunes. I’m fascinated with the ways in which we interact with the natural environment around us, and also enjoy the challenge of illustrating hands.
Touching Nature 4
Touching Nature 3
Touching Nature 1
Touching Nature 2
2018 Zodiac Calendar
These images incorporate either the traditional sign of the zodiac or a related animal, along with the birth flower for that month/sign.
Created in a combination of digital and traditional media, these images are available as a 6 x 8.5″ wall calendar or as a series of art prints in my Etsy shop.
Aquarius (The water carrier): Pelican with February’s birth flower, violets.
Aries (The Ram): Ram, with April’s birth flower, sweet pea.
Cancer (The Crab): Crab, with July’s birth flower, larkspur.
Capricorn (the Goat): Goat, with January’s birth flower, carnation.
Gemini (The Twins): Twin bear cubs with June’s birth flower, rose.
Leo (the Lion): Lion, with August’s birth flower, gladiolus.
Libra (the scales): Rabbit, with October’s birth flower, calendula.
Pisces (the Fish): Trout, with March’s birth flower, jonquil.
Sagittarius (the Hunter): Red-tailed hawk with December’s birth flower, narcissus.
Alternate version of Sagittarius (the Hunter): Great Horned Owl with December’s birth flower, narcissus.
Scorpio (the Scorpion): Scorpion, with November’s birth flower, chrysanthemum.
Taurus (the Bull): Bull, with May’s birth flower, lily of the valley.
Virgo (the Virgin): Unicorn with September;s birth flower, aster.
This illustration was created for a downtown art project placing local artists’ work on utility boxes.
Prairie image created for City of Valparaiso downtown utility box project
Utility Box Installation in Valparaiso, IN