Illustration & Design
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Welcome to Sound of Wings Studio
I specialize in natural science illustration and design. My
studiois located in Southwest Lower Michigan on fifteen
acres of gently rolling meadows filled with wildlife, wildflowers,
lightly wooded areas and cultivated gardens of flowers and
I come from a family of gardeners and its been only natural
for me to be inspired by the beautiful gardens my mother
and grandmother created. Many of my botanical paintings
use specimens from their collections. I've been a natural
science illustrator for more than twenty five years and I'm a
long time member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
My work has been included in books, magazines, murals,
ceramic housewares, greeting cards, puzzles, garden flags and more.
The main medium for my paintings is gouache, an opaque watercolor, because of the great
amount of detail I can attain. I also work in pen and ink, transparent watercolor, graphite,
pastel, colored pencil, acrylics and oil. Besides botanicals, my subjects are also wildlife, domestic animals and landscapes.
I offer courses in learning to paint with gouache, the medium I've most used for my illustration
Drawing on Location --
in the Snow
I hope you enjoy browsing through my portfolio of paintings and designs. If you're interested in purchasing an original work or would like to work with me on a new project please contact me.
From September through December I have Christmas cards available at:
I'm a contributor to the award winning Sketching in Nature blog.
My journal sketches can be viewed on my flickr site.
Archival 8" x 10" prints of my images are available for purchase. The cost is $20 plus $5 shipping
within the U.S. Please contact me with your choice and we'll make arrangements.