I am a writer and illustrator. Most of my artwork and non-fiction is about nature and even my fiction projects involve plants and animals in some way. I've been drawing since I was very young and always loved books and reading so it makes sense that those two passions eventually combined. And the nature part? The Bug and Animal Zoo at summer camp. Once I held my first tarantula, there was no going back.  
THE STARS EXIST
THAT WE MIGHT KNOW
HOW HIGH  OUR DREAMS MAY SOAR.
(From inside the card I got for myself when I sold my first book.)

California bluebells, San Garbriel Mtns, CA.

Hiking Mt. Baldy, CA.

Banana slug, north coast redwood forest, CA.

Comparing feet with Bigfoot.