Let’s Sketch African Ungulates

Let’s Sketch African Ungulates

CLICK HERE to register for this free workshop In this workshop, you’ll learn about the members of the cattle family that make up the herds of grazing mammals that roam the African savannas, such as buffalo, wildebeest, hartebeest, impala, kudu, nyala, duiker, gazelle,...
American Pitcher Plants

American Pitcher Plants

Learn All About the Pitcher Plants of Eastern North America Watch the video recording below where I’ll introduce you to the fascinating world of carnivorous plants. Then we’ll focus in on the group of plants known as pitcher plants with an emphasis on the...
Leopard Day

Leopard Day

May 3rd is International Leopard Day, an occasion to celebrate the ‘big cats’ including the African leopard, Panthera pardus, as well as their closest relative, the American Jaguar, Panthera onca. You can learn all about panthers and the characteristics of...
The Mighty Bluefin Tuna

The Mighty Bluefin Tuna

In honor of World Tuna Day which is observed annually on May 2nd, I’d like to share some fascinating biological facts, as well as conservation issues surrounding one of the most endangered species of the world’s tunas; the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Bluefin Tuna...
Celebrate Tapirs!

Celebrate Tapirs!

It’s World Tapir Day! Each year on April 27th we celebrate World Tapir Day. Read on to learn all about tapirs and also watch a workshop on how to sketch and paint a tapir! Tapirs are large, primitive mammals that you’ve likely never heard of. They look a...
John James Audubon

John James Audubon

John James Audubon John James Audubon was one of the world’s most acclaimed ornithologists and bird artists, known best for his studies and illustrations of North American birds in their natural habitat. As a bird artist myself, I’ve always been fascinated...
Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day

Conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, Earth Day was created in 1970 to gain traction for the grassroots environmental awareness movement. Public concern over protecting our planet was still in its infancy during this time prior to environmental regulation,...
Celebrate Orchids!

Celebrate Orchids!

National Orchid Day April 16th is designated as National Orchid Day in the United States. Below you’ll find information about orchids of North America and the world, unique characteristics of the orchid family, a slideshow of orchids from my trip to the tropical...
Sketching Jackrabbits

Sketching Jackrabbits

Discover and Sketch Jackrabbits  Suggested Materials Jackrabbit images (CLICK HERE to download) Sketching paper Sketching pencil Brown colored pencil (I use Prismacolor Verithins) Water-soluble colored pencils (I use Derwent Inktense and Faber Castell Aquas) Water...
Discover Spiders!

Discover Spiders!

Learn About and Sketch Spiders Be Kind to Spiders Week is observed annually from April 1 to April 7.  If you’d like to learn more about spider diversity and anatomy, check out my video workshop below where I’ll share fun facts about spiders and then show...