Karen is an illustrator, designer, and fine artist who has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, and whose illustrations have been published in numerous books and journals. Her work ranges from small, delicate renderings of natural objects, to imagined composite creatures. She works in a range of techniques: egg tempera, silverpoint, watercolor, and creates computer-generated imagery. She worked as a Scientific Illustrator at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution from 1987–97, and she has taught for numerous institutions, the University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Maryland Institute College of Art, New York Botanical Garden and The Scottsdale Artists’ School. She is presently Program Coordinator for the Graphic Design Program at Indiana University South Bend. http://mypage.iusb.edu/~kackoff/
Rich has been a member of the GNSI for a little over a year and has worked as a freelance artist for the past 2 years, specializing in nature illustration and graphic design. He works in graphite, colored pencil, and charcoal.
Rich has exhibited his work in local exhibitions including a local nature center. He recently published his first children's book and continues to develop his skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom.
Chuck has been working in the artistic end of the science and entertainment industries for more than 30 years. His illustration and animation work has been used extensively by National Geographic, Hartcourt Inc., McGraw-Hill, the US Navy, the Defense Department, Knight-Ridder News in Motion, and other clients. His entertainment projects include working on the computer game Myst and more than 20 other video games as a digital artist, animator, art director and computer graphics supervisor. While working with Threshold Digital, he was a digital matte painter for shows like Babylon 5 and Mortal Kombat Krusades, Disney’s Mission Space ride and others. He just finished illustrating “Exploring Geology”, an undergraduate textbook published by McGraw-Hill.
Former physician and medical illustrator, John always considered moth-centered botanical paintings his real vocation, with related interest in artwork preservation and durability of art materials. Since retiring as a psychiatrist in 1986 he has devoted most of his time to painting moths and traveling widely to collect them for models. His spectacular award-winning moth paintings have been featured in magazine articles and exhibited nationally in solo shows, including the Smithsonian Institution. Author of Atlas of Foreshortening: the Human Figure in Deep Perspective, John has taught workshops for GNSI and the AMI, and lives in a tiny town on Kansas’ high plains, ideal for creativity—there are few distractions.
Kate Davis is the founder and Executive Director of Raptors of the Rockies. Kate first began rehabilitating orphaned and injured birds and mammals in 1973 with the Cincinnati Zoo. This was also the start of her pursuits in education, wildlife art, and taxidermy. After locating to Missoula in 1978, Kate received a degree in Zoology from the University of Montana in 1982. She moved to a ranch outside of Missoula in 1988, and obtained the required federal rehabilitation, possession, eagle exhibition and falconry permits.
Marlene Hill Donnelly
Marlene is an illustrator at the Field Museum’s Department of Geology. A seasoned illustrator with over 28 years experience drawing and documenting the natural world, her awards and accomplishments include inclusion in Women’s Work: Portraits of Twelve Scientific Illustrators from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century (Linda Hall Library of Science); Society of Illustrators The Best of Children’s Illustration; and American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Best Children’s Book.
Christine Elder earned a Master’s Degree in Biology at Humboldt State University where she studied carnivorous plant ecology in the mountain wetlands of California. She has since worked as a field and lab biologist for the U.S. Forest Service, Sequoia National Park and Moss Landing Marine Lab, then spent the last six years as a high school and junior college science instructor. Last year she realized a long held dream to meld her love of art with science and is thus currently completing the illustration program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Claire has been a member of the GNSI for 8 years and a freelance artist for six years. She specializes in natural science illustration, field journaling workshops, and more recently, wood engraving and woodcuts. She is currently illustrating the Flora of Montana before the sun rises each morning and a natural history woodcut ABC of Montana after the sun sets. Her woodcuts can be found in galleries and private collections worldwide. Trained by Michael McCurdy and James Todd, Claire is happy to share her new passion for this old art with fellow illustrators.
Richard "Dick" Gibson
Dick has been a professional geoscientist and teacher for 34 years, teaching in the Northern Rockies for 18 years. A graduate of Indiana University and the University of California, Davis, he operates Gibson Consulting, and teaches an industry short course in gravity and magnetic data interpretation throughout the US as well as in London, and Dehra Dun (India). A passion for bringing geological education to the general public led him to become a Study Leader for Smithsonian Journeys, and guide with Old Butte Historcal Adventures. He is on the leadership team of a western Montana science literacy effort, the Clark Fork Watershed Education Project, and is the author of History of the Earth, and What Things Are Made Of (forthcoming). Other interests include photography, hiking, and collecting way too much stuff of all sorts!
Britt is a multimedia graphics specialist working with the Infrared Space Sciences Group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He has also worked for many years as a freelance science artist for the Smithsonian, National Geographic, and the USDA. Britt has been a member of the Guild for 25 years and has served as GNSI membership secretary, Board member of Science Insights Inc., and project manager for the Science Illustration Creative Source Directory and Science-Art.com. Britt is a Recipient of the GNSI's Distinguished Service Award.
Lori Grove External Affairs Assistant in Sponsored Programs and Government Affairs at The Field Museum in Chicago, Lori works to acquire grants, including researching grant opportunities for proposed projects at the Museum in science, education, exhibits, and capital campaigns. She was a scientific illustrator for grant-funded and term projects at The Field Museum and is a founding board member and currently Vice President of the Maxwell Street Foundation, grant-dependent for programs and operations. She co-authored two books, Chicago’s Maxwell Street and Lake Orion for Arcadia Publishing, Inc., Images of America series. She has an M.A. in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and lives in Chicago with her husband.
Gail W. Guth
Gail has been a member of the GNSI and a freelance artist for 31 years, specializing in nature illustration and graphic design. She works in a combination of digital and traditional media including watercolor, colored pencil, ink, pencil, and computer graphics in Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, and InDesign. Gail has exhibited her work with the Hunt Institute’s Traveling Exhibition about a century ago, in the GNSI Annual Exhibit in Denver, 2003, and a solo exhibition at a local nature center in the fall of 2005.
Nancy Halliday has worked for almost 50 years as a museum artist for both scientific publications and educational exhibits, and she has taught scientific illustration since 1977. She recently retired from the position of Artist-Naturalist for Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois. Nancy completed twelve watercolor plates for the Field Guide to North American Mammals by Wilson and Kays. Her awards and accomplishments include first prize recipient for color category, GNSI Exhibition at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1979, and she won second prize in watercolor at the National Wildlife Federation Exhibition, Vienna, Virginia, in 1983. She teaches in the Botanical Art Education program at the Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL.
Her guild accomplishments include authoring the bird illustration chapter in the GNSI Handbook of Scientific Illustration, and GNSI Historian since 1995.
Russell J. Hawley
Russell J. Hawley is the Education Coordinator at the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College in Wyoming, where he gives tours and produces artwork for museum displays. He also contributes a palaeontology question and answer column to the museum newsletter. Russell has worked at the museum for 9 years, and has been digging up fossils in Wyoming for 16 years.
Douglas Henderson is a self-taught artist/illustrator who followed an
early interest in dinosaurs and drawing, developing a wider appreciation
for paleontology and landscape to produce work that attempts to
represents the fossil record and the distant past as natural history. He
moved to Montana in 1977, decided to teach himself to draw and
eventually focused on book illustration. Henderson’s work has appeared
in numerous books and publications, been included in national and
international touring exhibits and reproduced in museum exhibits--and
disappeared into various corporate studio divisions as preliminary and
design work for a few animated features. He currently lives in
Whitehall, Montana with his wife and a menagerie of animals and
Gerald received a degree in painting from the University of Colorado (BA), and did graduate work in medical art at John Hopkins University. He founded the graduate program in Medical and Biological Illustration at the University of Michigan and is Professor Emeritus at the School of Art. For the past fifteen years he has taught trompe l’oeil (fool the eye) painting at the Scottsdale Artist’s School and he is one of seven members of the Trompe l’oeil Society of Artists. His botanical illustrations are in permanent collections of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, scientific drawings are in collections at John Hopkins University, University of Toronto, and the University of Michigan.
John “Jack” R. Horner
Jack (born in Shelby, Montana June 15, 1946) is one of the most well known paleontologists in the United States. He discovered and named the Maiasaura, providing the first clear evidence that dinosaurs cared for their young. Within the paleontology community, he is best known for his work on the cutting edge of dinosaur growth research. He has published more than 100 professional papers, six popular books including “Under the Big Sky”, a non-fiction book on dinosaurs and numerous published articles. He has discovered several other species of dinosaurs also, five specimens of T.rex (one of which is the largest to date in the world), Orodromeus, and has had two others named after him. He is currently the Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, the Regent’s Professor of Paleontology, adjunct curator at the National Museum of Natural History, and teaches with the Honors Program at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Over the years he has advised those who have gone on to be the leading paleontologists of a new generation such as Greg Erickson, Scott Sampson, Kristi Curry-Rogers and David J. Varricchio.
Frank Ippolito is a Senior Artist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He has taught illustration and computer illustration classes at Fairleigh Dickenson University since 1991. He also continues to teach workshops on traditional and digital techniques at locations around the United States. Freelance clients include the New York City Parks Department, The New York Times, and the National Zoo in Washington DC.
Amelia Janes Amelia studied fine arts at the University of Wisconsin—Madison (2D design), and has worked as a cartographer and illustrator. She co-authored and co-illustrated an award-winning atlas of history for Wisconsin. She served for 6 years on the GNSI Board as correspondence secretary and recording secretary, and contributed the “Illustrating Earth Sciences” chapter to the 2nd edition of the Guild Handbook. She now lives and works in the western mountains of North Carolina with her new company, Earth Illustrated Inc., producing maps, block diagrams, shaded relief and illustrations for history, geography and earth sciences.
Kristine Kirkeby is a freelance natural science illustrator, educated in biology and fine arts. She has worked as a research histologist. Combining these backgrounds, she served as illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer while Director of Biological Sciences Art Services at the University of Minnesota. She held this for fourteen years before beginning her freelance career. She has designed, written and teaches a multidisciplinary art and science curriculum for students ages 4-84. She also teaches for and trains instructors for an Audubon in the Schools education program. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Mark A. Klingler
Mark is a scientific illustrator at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. He has a Graphic Design degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Post Baccalaureate in Painting & Design from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His work has appeared in Science, Nature, and National Geographic, as well as in museum exhibits, textbooks, scientific journals, newspapers, and websites such as CNN and Discovery. Honors include the Lanzendorf Prize from the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology. He enjoys giving lectures and workshops on wildlife art and illustration and is an instructor at Oakbridge Academy of Arts in Lower Burrell, PA. http://www.carnegiemnh.org/vp/cv/klingler.htm
Larry Lavendel creates freelance illustration, graphics, web and exhibit design through his company, Ikitomi Design. He is also an instructor with 10 years experience teaching computer-based science illustration, graphics and web design in the Science Communication Program at UC Santa Cruz. Larry currently teaches at the Carden El Encanto School in Santa Cruz. He is a contributor to the GNSI Handbook of Scientific Illustration, 2nd edition chapter on "Basic Computer Graphic Techniques". Larry has 16 years of experience and his specialties include: Illustrating marine subjects; User interface design, usability and information architecture; Graphic design and production for on-line and print media; Exhibit design and construction.
Marjorie has been a freelance scientific illustrator in traditional and digital techniques since 1986. She has taught courses in the Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program since 1990, and has led field sketching workshops since 1998. GNSI member since 1979 and Board member since 2000, she chaired the 2003 Annual Conference in Denver. Her art has hung in many GNSI exhibits, her pen and ink illustrations juried into the Hunt Institute 7th International Exhibition, but she is most honored by Missouri Botanic Gardens invitation to help illustrate the flora of North America until 2011! http://www.science-art.com/member.asp?id=57
Cassio is the senior medical illustrator of the Journal of the American Medical Association in Chicago, Illinois. His work at JAMA includes ﬁgure development for scientific (review) articles, patient education-level illustration, and the exploration of new means of delivering and presenting journal content. Cassio received his MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from Johns Hopkins.
Peggy has been a professor for 15 years at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. As artist-in-residence at the Field Museum in Chicago, she has contributed watercolors, murals and illustrations to potential and existing exhibits. She published Painting Wildlife in Watercolor with co-author Marlene Hill Donnelly. In 2005 she published Illinois Insects with The University of Chicago Press and Insect and Bird Architecture is due in 2007. http://www.peggymacnamara.com/
Diana Marques completed a biology degree and several drawing and science illustration certificate programs in Portugal before graduating from the Science Illustration Program in Santa Cruz, CA, in 2004. She did practical training at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane (Australia) and the American Museum of Natural History in New York and is currently doing free-lance work in Portugal and the United States, including frequent visits to work at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington DC. A GNSI member since 1999, she was part of the executive committee of the GNSI Conference in 2000. Besides her work in illustration, she has developed her interest in lettering by attending several classes and workshops in calligraphy and typography.
Kalliopi Monoyios is a scientific illustrator at the University of Chicago where she works for Neil Shubin, Dean of the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy. For six years she has been involved in the planning of fossil-hunting expeditions in far-off lands, fossil preparation, illustration, and web design. Last year, her lab splashed into the headlines for their discovery of Tiktaalik roseae, affectionately dubbed the “fishapod”.
Trudy Nicholson is an illustrator of nature, whose main interest is portraying animals and plants in their natural habitats with accuracy and detail. Receiving Fine Arts and Medical Illustration degrees, she worked as a Medical Illustrator and free-lance natural science illustrator for many years, using primarily scratchboard techniques. Her work is featured in Ruth Lozner’s “Scratchboard for Illustration”. Among the numerous nature books that she has illustrated is Warner Shedd’s “Owls Aren’t Wise and Bats Aren’t Blind”. One of her illustrations is in the Morton Arboretum collection and she has exhibited widely.
John Norton has been working for textbook publishers, researchers, nature centers and ad agencies as a freelance illustrator since 1986. He works mainly in pen and ink, but often uses Adobe Photoshop to colorize his inked scientific illustrations, logos and cartoons. His background includes a B.S and M.S in biology and a stint as a biology teaching assistant in graduate school. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland as part of the witness relocation program.
Mary began working for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in 1979 and became staff artist in the Department of Paleobiology in 1983. Her illustrations have appeared in Science, Nature, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, and many other journals and museum exhibits. She received the award for “Best Scientific Illustration” at the Denver Museum’s paleo art exhibit in 2004, and launched a Smithsonian Paleo Art website in 2005 that appeared in over 70 newspaper articles via the Associated Press.
Jim Perkins, MS, MFA, CMI, FAMI
Jim is Associate Professor of Medical Illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Clinical Anatomy Instructor for the Ithaca College School of Health Sciences. He received a Bachelors degree in biology and geology from Cornell and did graduate work in vertebrate paleontology and anatomy at the University of Texas and the University of Rochester. Jim changed careers in the early 1990's, completing a Masters degree in Medical Illustration at RIT. After six years working for medical illustration firms in Atlanta, he joined the RIT faculty in 1998. Jim is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators. He has illustrated more than 20 medical texts and received several salon awards from the AMI.
Consie Powell is a free-lance illustrator and writer. Over the past 25 years, she has created books and magazine articles for kids, illustrated scientific works and made limited edition woodcut prints. She has taught natural science illustration in the field, and gives presentations about picture book creation at schools and libraries. She edits, designs, illustrates and occasionally writes the WILD Notebook, the young readers’ feature in Wildlife in North Carolina magazine. Her sixth book for children debuts in 2005. http://www.consiepowell.com/
Scott Rawlins graduated from Earlham College with a degree in biology, and holds graduate degrees in museum education and medical & biological illustration from the George Washington University and the University of Michigan respectively. Scott is an Associate Professor in and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Arcadia University where he teaches scientific illustration, drawing and design. Scott’s freelance clients have included the National Museum of Natural History, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.
Katura Reynolds has been doing freelance science illustration since 1994. She earned a graduate certificate in science illustration from the University of California at Santa Cruz, followed by internships at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Katura currently splits her time between freelance science illustration and environmental education. Her paleontological illustrations have appeared in various scientific journals, and she recently completed a series of botanical illustrations that are on display at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens. You can see her work online at www.katura-art.com.
Marlene is a consulting botanist with 13 years of field experience and a passion for the Greater Yellowstone area. For work, she is frequently contracted to complete vegetation inventories, rare plant surveys, and noxious weed surveys. She also consults on restoration projects and landscaping projects using native plant species and periodically leads wildflower walks for interested folks.
Marlene earned her degree in Terrestrial Ecology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. She worked for a number of years in and around the North Cascades before moving to the Rocky Mountains in 1997. In addition to working with private clients, Marlene does botanical field work for The Nature Conservancy, regional universities, and the U.S. Forest Service throughout Montana and Wyoming.
A member of the Montana Native Plant Society, Marlene enjoys educating people about the values of native plants and our region’s natural landscape. Meanwhile, she is hard at work converting her entire yard in downtown Livingston to native plant species.
When not outside hiking for work, she can usually be found hiking for fun or floating the Yellowstone River with her husband and dog. The last few years she has discovered an interest in birding, which requires a new skill for Marlene, learning to look up! Come winter, when plants in Montana are either dead or asleep, Marlene enjoys volunteering, working at Bozeman’s natural food co-op and exploring Yellowstone National Park on skis. Early spring typically finds her in the southwest region of the U.S. in search of flowers as the snows begin to melt in Montana. She lives in Livingston, Montana.
Clara L. Richardson
After formal training in Zoology, Clara became a staff illustrator at The Field Museum over 20 years ago. Most of her early work was in pen and ink, with occasional (plum) carbon dust projects. Now her finished work is rendered in PhotoShop, with occasional excursions into Illustrator. Whereas before it was challenging to get things looking polished enough, now the challenge is the opposite—putting life in pixels.
Nicole Roach An environmental engineer with the U.S. Department of Defense for five years, Nicole’s experiences with report writing and effective communication of ideas in the workplace triggered her interest in the topic of Earth science-related figures and illustrations. She holds a B.S. in Geology and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois–Chicago, and is currently working on her Masters in Teaching at National–Louis University, with plans to teach high school geology classes in Chicago.
Patricia Savage has been a fine artist since 1989. She was awarded “Best” and “Honorable Mention” in Wildlife in The Pastel Journal’s 6th Annual Pastel Top 100. She served as Artist-in-Residence in Denali National Park and expedition artist for the “1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced.” Her work has appeared in The Best in Wildlife Art 1 and 2, Focus (Italy), US Art, and Wildlife Art. Exhibitions include the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Bell Museum of Natural History, National Geographic Society, U. S. Botanic Gardens, and Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. http://www.natureartists.com/artists/artist.asp?ArtistID=220
Cindy illustrates and develops curricula for Earth and marine science education.Writings on underwater reference photography for illustrators appear in JNSI, (Vol. 3, No. 1) and The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, 2nd edition; she is author/illustrator of Grouper Moon, a children’s chapter book; and has been developing illustrations for geology textbooks. With a B.A. in Zoology from the University of Hawaii, and a Masters in Education from Washington State University, her research focuses on the use of science illustration as a teaching and learning tool in science classrooms. She lives in Richland, Washington.
Rick is a freelance Scientific Illustrator and Graphic Designer and a Senior/Graduate Lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He teaches an on online graduate course in scientific illustration as well as a variety of undergraduate biology courses. He has been illustrating professionally for the past five years and has taught biology and been involved in research for the past seven years. Most of Rick’s artwork is created using Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop. He has a wide range of clients but focuses primarily on textbook illustrating. www.RLSimonson.com
Gabrielle Sivitz Gabrielle has been teaching about science, nature and art for 16 years. A naturalist as well as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, she has worked with nature centers and museums, including the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and the Montana Natural History Center in Missoula. She and her historian husband have traveled the Lewis & Clark Trail extensively, researching his book Discovering the Birds and Mammals of the Lewis & Clark Trail, which Gabrielle illustrated. Gabrielle lives in Missoula, Montana.
After receiving his BFA from Montana State University in 1986, Matt Smith accepted a job as the Artist in Residence at The Museum of the Rockies. After his residency Matt opened Smith Studios in 1991. His sculptures and skeletal reconstructions are on exhibit in museums around the world, including Japan, Spain, China, and Argentina. Matt’s international experience includes on-site collaborative work with the Chinese and Argentines in the exchange of molding, casting, and ironwork techniques.
Cameron Slayden, M.S.
Cameron Slayden runs the scientific animation studio Cosmocyte in Ellicott City, Maryland. He has 4 years of 3D animation experience and 7 years of 3D illustration, with a total of 10 years of scientific and medical illustration. Cameron has been working in Cinema 4D exclusively for his 3D work since 2001. Over the last decade, he has been a scientific illustrator for Science Magazine, a Medical Legal Illustrator, and a freelance illustrator and animator. He has received several awards from the AMI for his artwork, including the Orville Parks award and the Award of Excellence.
Gary Swant, bird filed trip leader, has a Masters in Biology and was a biology teacher and field ecology instructor for 25 years at the high school level. He has led birding trips for schools and the general public for the last 30 years. He recently wrote a Field Guide to the Common Birds by Habitat Type and Basic Color for the National Park Service's Grant-Kohrs Ranch Historic Site. This guide is used extensively by school groups and layman who bird the Upper Clarkfork Drainage.
Science writer Kim Todd is the author of Chrysalis, Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis and Tinkering with Eden, a Natural History of Exotic Species in America. Her work has appeared in Sierra, Orion, Backpacker, and Grist, among other places, and she has taught environmental writing at the University of Montana, the University of California at Santa Cruz extension, and the Environmental Writing Institute. She lives in Missoula, Montana.
Suzanne Wegener earned her BGS in Scientific Illustration from Northern Illinois University and a MS in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is currently the Coordinator of Botanical Art Education at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois and is free-lancing in medical and natural history illustration. Suzanne has taught traditional art techniques at various institutions for over ten years and co-taught the 2003 and 2004 GNSI Summer Workshop. http://www.mortonarb.org/education/cert_botart_artistbios.htm