My watercolor and gouache illustration of a bumble bee and it's wildflower "garden". This illustration was created for Pollinator Week 2017.
The King of all Tides
This painting was inspired by the story of an octopus that ended up in a parking garage during a King tide in Miami. Rising sea levels due to climate change are exacerbating the impacts of King tides along the coast. Who knows what is going to wash ashore next?
This illustration is inspired by the discovery of a new frog species in Southern India (in the state of Karnataka). For years the call of the Karaavali skittering frog was mistaken for the call of the White-throated Kingfisher. That was until a very clever herpetologist discovered that it was not the call of a kingfisher but in fact the call of a frog. Through audio and video documentation followed by DNA analysis the unknown frog was discovered and named. Thus the Karaavali skittering frog sprung forth from the throat of the White-throated Kingfisher (not literally of course). Alas, the frog is already threatened due to habitat loss. A cruel reality in the world of wildlife biology- discovery is followed by loss.
The different species of new world flamingos (from left to right: Jame's Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi), Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis), American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Andean Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus)).
Albino Clawed Frog
Colored pencil drawing of an albino African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis).