I am a professional artist residing in the Seattle-area. My favorite media includes colored pencil as well as pen and ink. All my work is based on experiences I had observing nature. I especially like to draw birds as they represent freedom to me. For pencil renderings, I prefer bright, bold colors and incorporate my own interpretation while maintaining integrity of the subject. My formal biology education provides me a sense of curiosity and desire to be detailed in my drawings. When people see my work, I hope they take time to observe the beauty of nature around us.