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Great Horned Owl in a Tamarisk

I'm pleased to announce the completion of my next wildlife illustration: Great Horned Owl in a Tamarisk. Clicking the image below will take you to the image's page in wildlife.graphics where you can purchase the image itself as a print, or printed on a variety of household items like mugs, towels, and t-shirts. - Class: … Continue reading Great Horned Owl in a Tamarisk

Raptors in Flight

In response to a question about hawk identification on nextdoor.com (a neighborhood-based social media site), I posted a long discussion about the status of various raptors in our neighborhood. Someone posted a follow-up question about how to tell hawks from falcons in flight. I thought the easiest way to do that would be to post … Continue reading Raptors in Flight

Greater Roadrunner

I see Greater Roadrunners all the time, but only have managed to get good photos once on vacation in Baja California Sur, Mexico. This one almost acted as if it was modeling for me this morning while I was mapping coastal sage scrub in Ventura County. Greater Roadrunners are members of the cuckoo family, and … Continue reading Greater Roadrunner

Recent Projects – June 2017

As we approach the mid-point of the year, I thought I'd take a moment to summarize what has been a pretty good year for me so far as a biological consultant. The following are projects I have worked on, or am in the process of working on, in 2017. You will understand, of course, that … Continue reading Recent Projects – June 2017

Wilderness Balloons – Chapter 11 – Baden-Powell Blasphemy

After working through the weekend, I managed to clear my schedule and took a day off yesterday to go birding in the high country of the San Gabriel Mountains. It was my first trip up there this year, as much of the high country has been closed off to vehicle traffic until last week (as … Continue reading Wilderness Balloons – Chapter 11 – Baden-Powell Blasphemy

Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

A friend and fellow ultrarunner covered me in her series on artists who are also athletes.

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I can’t get these artist athletes stories posted fast enough. This artist athlete is super busy with her own graphic design biz (me in case you’re already confused).

On the running campus, especially the ultra running campus, we meet people along the way and become facebook friends. Show up for the same races, don’t recognize one another, then post race we see on facebook that we were at the same race. I feel like I know Marcus but I really don’t. When he posted his pointillism work of an owl, my eye balls be buggin’. I love pointillism. It’s my weird thing. I like any kind of art that takes lots of tiny repetitive actions to make. My OCD finds this process very calming. So I hit him up with some Qs. Now I know Marcus England better – like him, I don’t take ultra running races serious and I am currently…

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An Almost Certainly Temporary Slow-Down in Art Production

I've discovered over the past few weeks that I actually do have fans of my wildlife artwork, including professional colleagues in environmental consulting. That makes me extraordinarily happy, and even more driven to regularly produce new illustrations and continue to pursue scientific illustration as a "shadow career" side-by-side with consulting. I've endeavored to post updates … Continue reading An Almost Certainly Temporary Slow-Down in Art Production