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Stewart Alcorn


Stewart has worked in the field of fish biology for over 20 years, and is currently employed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. His interest if fish has also manifested itself through his acrylic paintings, many of which feature Pacific salmon. His fish paintings have been selected as featured festival artwork, logos for fish biology conferences, fishing book illustrations, and the cover illustration for the 2009/10 Washington State fishing regulations. Stewart has shown and sold his work at juried at shows and through local galleries.

stewart alcorn

Bryn Barnard


Bryn Barnard is an author, illustrator and educator specializing in science-history books aimed at middle school readers including Dangerous Planet (2003), Outbreak (2005) and the forthcoming The Genius of Islam (April, 2011) all published by Random House. He is currently working on a book on the effects of climate change on ocean life. He works in oil, graphite, ink, watercolor, and Adobe CS. His awards include a medal from the Society of Illustrators and fellowships from the Institute of Current World Affairs and the Fulbright. His work is in the permanent collection of the National Air and Space Museum. He has had solo exhibtions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009-10) and the National Musuem of Health and Medicine (2010).

Bryn Barnard

Erika Beyer


Erika is a freelance graphic designer and artist specializing in botanical and architectural illustrations.  She works primarily in watercolor, gouache, and pencil.  Erika has exhibited her work in two solo shows in Oregon and her illustrations recently appeared in a book published by the Canadian Centre for Architecture.  Many of Erika's illustrations are available as notecards and limited edition prints both at her website, www.erikabeyer.com, and at retail stores.    

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Tierney R. Brosius


Tierney is an Assistant Professor of Biology at McMurry University in Abilene, TX and received her PhD in Entomology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.  She has been a member of GNSI for 6 years and was Vice President of the Great Plains Chapter until her recent move to Texas. Her research focuses on the ecology of the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle as well as the use of art to increase public awareness of local conservation efforts. Tierney is in the process of co-authoring and illustrating a book on insect conservation that is due for publication in 2012. She lives in Abilene with her husband John and son Jack .   

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Tierney Brosius

Kristie Bruzenak


Kristie earned her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and studied classical drawing and design systems at The Barnstone Studios.  She has been a professor of Foundation Studies at The Savannah College of Art and Design for the last seven years.  Her recent presentations include – Drawing for Design, Shifting the Focus of Foundations Drawing at the FATE national conference, Visual Structures, Form Follows Content at Think Tank IV and Discovering Design Systems in Scientific Illustration at the 2010 GNSI Conference.  She has exhibited her drawings and paintings nationally.    

Kristie Bruzenak

John Cody

John has been a member of the GNSI ever since he stopped going to the AMI meetings years ago. He has taught many watercolor workshops all over the US and some in Europe, both within and outside the GNSI. He is extremely old, with about 78 years of experience with watercolor. Excessively specialized, he paints moths – but only Saturniid ones.

John Cody

Emily Coren

Emily Coren is currently a Freelance Illustrator in Santa Cruz, CA. Emily worked in the Education Department of Walden Media, a film production company, creating interactive science curriculum to tie into children's films such as; City of Ember, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Nim's Island. She graduated from the University of California Extension Santa Cruz Science Illustration Graduate Program in 2008, and from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2005.

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Emily Coren

Dr. David P. Craig

David P. Craig has been a behavioral ecologist for 21 years focusing his field-oriented research focuses on response of avian predators to human modified ecosystems and their subsequent impact on community structure. The work combines life-history, physiological, and ecological information to address questions related to predation, parental-care, and social behavior in mid-sized vertebrates especially corvids, terns, and squirrels. David is a department chair and associate professor of Biology at Willamette University and has a passion for interdisciplinary teaching and collaboration. He recently had his first art opening at the Salem Art Association Bush Barn Art Center in a co-credited work with Andries Fourie.

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David Craig

Margaret Davidson

Margaret Davidson has a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the University of Washington. She is both an artist and illustrator, and also teaches courses in Beginning Drawing, Sources of Modernism in Drawing, Aesthetics of Drawing, and various drawing technique classes at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. 

In scientific illustration Davidson concentrated on archaeological and anthropological subject matter, drawing lithics, pottery, and especially basketry and textiles.  To this end she has illustrated various books and journal articles, such as Spruce Root Basketry of the Haida and Tlingit by Sharon Busby (2003 Marquand Books and the University of Washington Press) and The Archaeology of the Yakutat Foreland: a Socioecological View, Volumes I and II, by Stanley Drew Davis (1996).

She is the author of Contemporary Drawing: Key Concepts and Techniques, published in 2011 by Watson-Guptill, a division of Random House, New York.

Her focus in her own drawings is in the subtle and reciprocal relationship between the mark and the surface, along with various related dichotomies such as figure and ground, form and space, and illusion and reality.

She is represented by Anchor Art Space in Anacortes, Washington.

 

Stephen Di Cerbo

Stephen Di Cerbo has been a member of GNSI for 15 years and a freelance illustrator for over 20. His traditional mediums include pen and ink, color pencil, oils and printmaking. On the digital side, Photoshop and Illustrator are his primary tools of Illustration.
 
His work has been seen in various shows, including the Focus on Nature Show at the New York State Museum and the 2009 GNSI Eye on Science Exhibit. He has been printing Chokusetsu-ho (direct) and Kansetsu-ho (indirect) Gyotaku for more then a dozen years and has studied with a Japanese master, Mineo Yamamoto.  Stephen has taught Japanese fish printing at the New York State Museum, high schools, and community art centers. Stephen has an A.A.S. in Fish and Wildlife Technology and a B.S. in Interdisiplinary Studies - Science Illustration.

Stephen Di Cerbo


Marlene Hill Donnelly

Marlene is a third generation artist with degrees in Graphic Art from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and in Zoology, with a minor in Botany, from University of Illinois. She is a scientific illustrator Associate for the Field Museum, reconstructing ancient landscapes and extinct plants and animals for the Department of Geology. She also works with the Smithsonian Institution, University College Dublin, Ireland, and many other institutions, bringing the past to life. Her work is widely published and is exhibited in museums throughout the world. She is a Certificate Course instructor at the Chicago Botanic Garden and at the Morton Arboretum.

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Marlene Donnelly

Christine Elder


Christine makes her home in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada where she pursues a career in illustration and design (www.ChristineElder.com). At the Madison, Wisconsin conference, you may remember Christine's presentation on carnivorous plants. Well, she's back to get your feet wet yet again, not in a bug-infested swamp this time, but in Pacific Coast rivers, with a presentation on trout and salmon. Christine spent a field season studying habitat degradation and threats to the native west slope cutthroat trout in northern Idaho. She will recount some of her adventures in the field, plodding along in hip waders, up a river's course, from its mouth to its headwaters, and the lessons she learned along the way about the precarious future of our native salmonids. When not shackled to her computer, Christine enjoys practicing the art of fly-fishing for native trout in the high Sierra.

Christine Elder

Michael Felber


Since 1970, Michael Felber has taught printmaking at UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, Hartnell College, and the San Francisco Museum of Art, and was a master printer of etchings in New York City, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.  He was an animator for the “Flintstones” and the feature film: “The Plague Dogs”.  He then drew animals and insects for books, posters, t-shirts, and magazines.  He has exhibited extensively, and received many awards.  His work is in the permanent collections of universities and museums.  Lately, he mostly draws grizzly bears.  www.michaeljfelber.com

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Michael Felber

Linda M. Feltner


Linda has produced natural history art for over thirty years, and self-employed for over twenty. Her career developed through interpretive media design, book and magazine illustrations, exhibitions, classroom teaching, lectures, and as a birding field guide. She designs exhibits for zoological, botanical, geological, and historical subjects. She taught wildlife drawing for the Scientific Illustration Certification Program at the University of WA, currently teaches at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute in Tucson, AZ, Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning, and various workshops in Wildlife Drawing, Watercolor, Pen and Ink.

Linda Feltner

Nicolle Rager Fuller


Nicolle owns Sayo-Art-LLC, where she strives to create bold artwork to grab your attention and communicate complex ideas. She specializes in infographics and editorials of cell biology, physics, geology and more for clients such as NSF, Science News Magazine and numerous university researchers. Her current work is primarily digital (Photoshop, Illustrator and numerous 3d programs). Nicolle illustrated the graphic adaptation of Charles Darwin’s on the Origin of Species, nominated for 2 Eisner awards, and has won awards from the DC Illustrators club and NAGC for her freelance work.

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Nicolle Fuller

Britt Griswold


Britt is a multimedia graphics specialist working with the Science and Exploration Directorate 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 30 years and serves as a GNSI and Science Insights board member, as well as project manager for Science-Art.com and the GNSI web site. Britt is a recipient of the GNSI's Distinguished Service Award.

Britt Griswold

Nancy Halliday


Nancy Halliday is a founding member of the GNSI and authored the bird illustration chapter in the GNSI Handbook.  She has been employed as an exhibits artist at the Smithsonian Institution and as a scientific illustrator at the Florida State Museum, in addition to over 50 years freelancing for publishers and individual scientists. She won the Curator’s Choice award for mammalogy in the GNSI exhibition at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in 2004-5. Nancy began teaching in 1977 and has contributed many lectures and workshops at Guild conferences.

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Nancy Halliday

Gretchen Halpert


Gretchen Kai Halpert is a freelance illustrator and educator with a degree in Botany from Connecticut College and a certificate in Scientific and Technical Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)/CE. Halpert has taught botanical and natural science illustration locally, nationally and abroad since 1994. Her drawings have appeared in books, journals and scientific publications, at zoos and nature preserves and in exhibitions. Halpert served on the advisory board of the Guild of Asian Botanical Artists and is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. She is a long-time active member and past-president of GNSI.

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Gretchen Halpert

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 over 16 years."

Russell Hawley

Irene Horiuchi


Bird illustrator and Botanical artist working in watercolor. Trained at the Chouinard Art Institute. The art of illustration and watercolor has always been my way of expressing the fleeting moment of art. Sketching in graphite is the first step for me to express original thought. Watercolor is delicate and adds movement.

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Irene Horiuchi

Frank Ippolito

Frank Ippolito has worked as scientific illustrator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City for 27 years. An early adopter of digital media, he proactively moved from traditional drawing towards a hybrid of digital illustration techniques he employs today. His freelance clients include Scientific American, Natural History Magazine, The New York Times/Science Times, The National Zoological Park, U. S. Geological Survey, New York City Parks Department, and the Audubon Society. His artwork hangs on permanent exhibit at The American Museum of Natural History, The National Zoo, and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. Frank presented the keynote speech at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators annual conference at Bar Harbor in 2005. In 2008 he presented the keynote speech at The Digital Content Consortium hosted by the Digital Academy at University of North Carolina, Pembroke NC. He has taught a variety of GNSI workshops on natural media and digital techniques, and he continues to teach illustration and animation classes at Fairleigh Dickenson University in Teaneck, NJ. Frank authored the paleontology chapter of the 2nd edition of the Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration.

Frank Ippolito

Lana Koepke Johnson


Lana Johnson has worked at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln as a web project manager for years designing interactive web sites, print media, slides, and posters as well as teaching computer technologies to faculty and staff. In addition, she teaches a Scientific Illustration course as well as courses on Presentation Methods, (offered both on-campus and distance). During the summer she co-teaches two kids scientific illustration classes in a summer enrichment program for kids K-6th grade. Lana's artwork has been exhibited in a number of juried shows. She has presented and taught many seminars and classes at various technology conferences and GNSI conferences. Currently, Lana serves as President of the Great Plains Chapter of GNSI. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her husband and 12 year old son.

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Lana Johnson

Ikumi Kayama


Ikumi is medical and scientific illustrator of Studio Kayama, creating illustration, animation, graphics and web design since 2008.  Ikumi holds a MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a BFA in Scientific Illustration from the University of Georgia.  

Her work has appeared internationally in juried shows, exhibits, textbooks, scientific journals, presentations, and websites. Ikumi is also the recipient of numerous awards from a variety of organizations including GNSI, AMI, and the Illustrators Club.

Ikumi Kayama

Colin P. Kelleher


Colin is a student in the scientific illustration program at Arcadia University and plans to graduate with a B.A. in 2012.  He is versatile in a number of media, but prefers to work in black and white.  In the spring of 2011 Colin studied at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

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Colin Kelleher

Kristine Kirkeby


Kristine Kirkeby is a freelance natural science illustrator, educated in biology and fine arts. She has worked as a scientific histologist. She served as illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer while Director of Biological Sciences Art Services at the University of Minnesota for fourteen years before beginning her freelance career. She has designed, written and teaches a multidisciplinary art and science curriculum and has trained more than 20 instructors to teach her Audubon in the Schools program. She also teaches nature drawing, drawing journals, and basic drawing classes in schools, colleges, and community art centers for students ages 4-84. Recently retired, Kris is exhibiting her watercolors and lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Kristine Kirkeby

Mark A. Klingler


Mark A. Klingler is an award-winning scientific illustrator at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. He has spent over 20 years working with researchers to visually tell the unique stories of extinct prehistoric creatures, as well as depicting flora and fauna of the modern world. Among his honors are the Lanzendorf award for Paleoart, a solo exhibition at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and numerous works in publications worldwide. He is an instructor for several illustration programs and enjoys presenting technique workshops across the US.

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Mark Klingler

Carri J. LeRoy, Ph. D.


Carri LeRoy, Ph.D. is a stream ecologist trained in aquatic insect taxonomy and identification. She has over 10 years experience in rivers and streams and has worked in Utah, Arizona, Washington, California and Siberia. Carri has been a faculty member at The Evergreen State College since 2006 and has trained over 200 students in stream ecology and aquatic entomology.

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Carri LeRoy

Marjorie Leggitt


Marjorie became a GNSI member in 1979 while drawing reproductive organs at the Field Museum. Since then, she’s “graduated” to external parts of a wide variety of subjects working in pen and ink, graphite, transparent acrylics, watercolor, and electronic media. Marjorie owns her own scientific illustration business, teaches 25 different botanical illustration courses at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and holds field sketching workshops around the world.  Her art has hung in GNSI, the Hunt Institute, Focus on Nature and DBG exhibits. She received the GNSI Service Award a few years ago.

Marjorie Leggitt

Peggy Macnamara


Peggy Macnamara has been artist-in Residence and an associate of the Zoology department at the Field Museum for 20 years. She is an adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She exhibits at Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. She is the author of three books, Painting Wildlife in Watercolor which she co-authored with Marlene Donnelly, Illinois Insects, and Architecture by Birds and Insects. She is presently working on The Art of Migration, which is due out in 2010. She paints on site and from museum specimens.

Peggy Macnamara

Tania Marien


Tania Marien has been a member of GNSI for 10 years. A left-brained person who is hopelessly visual, she enjoys transforming information into digestible and palatable bits. She is especially interested in student learning and how people make meaning. Prior to taking her first botanical illustration class in 2001, Tania taught college biology for five years. She has exhibited work in group shows of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California and the local GNSI chapter in the past, however the overriding urge to add labels and arrows to drawings hampers efforts to become fully embedded in the gallery scene.

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Tania Marien

Ross Matteson


Ross is an artist with over 25 years of professional experience in a wide spectrum of media. His sculpture, often featuring wildlife subject matter, is currently found in over 15 countries and has been displayed in numerous museum exhibits. Since graduating from Evergreen State College in 1980, Ross has participated in over 150 different group and solo shows. A lifelong falconer and son of a bush pilot biologist, he has focused his form and behavior representational work on subjects that he is very familiar with.

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Ross Matteson

Nikki McClure


Nikki McClure publishes a yearly calendar featuring her images cut from paper. She also writes and illustrates children's books including "To Market, To Market" and the NYTimes bestseller "All in a Day". Her work can also be found on book covers, magazines, Patagonia t-shirts, and posters. She is trained as a naturalist and self-taught as an artist. In August, The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR will exhibit a retrospective of her art. McClure lives in Olympia, WA with her family.

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Nikki McClure

Cheryl McCutchan


Cheryl has a Ph.D. in Biology with a specialty in botany from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Since completing her Ph.D. in 1999, she has retrained herself as a scientific illustrator and animator, focusing her work on graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor. More recently, Cheryl has begun to create scientific animations in both 2-D and 3-D computer programs. She is currently self-employed. Cheryl seems unable to keep herself away from scientific research and spends several weeks a year hunting plant fossils in the desolate, wild places of Utah with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Cheryl McCutchan

Daniela Moinar


As an art director, designer, illustrator, visual artist, and art educator, Daniela Molnar communicates information and makes images concerning the intersection of art and science / culture and nature. She is a full time Assistant Professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Art Director of The Bear Deluxe Magazine, a publication devoted to exploring environmental issues through the arts, and she helped found and helps run Signal Fire, an arts advocacy organization that provides opportunities for artists to engage in the natural world. She received her BA in Studio Art and Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College, studied post-baccalaureate at The School of Visual Art and Pratt Institute, and received her Masters Certificate in Science Illustration from the University of California at Santa Cruz. danielamolnar.com

Daniela Moinar

Trudy Nicholson

Trudy Nicholson is a free-lance illustrator of nature with considerable experience in medical and scientific illustration.  Her main interest is portraying animals in their natural world with accuracy and detail.  For many years her media preference has been ink or pencil on scratchboard.  Her work is featured in Ruth Lozner’s “Scratchboard for Illustration”.  Among the numerous books that she has illustrated are Warner Shedd’s “Owls Aren’t Wise and Bats Aren’t Blind” and Carl Safina’s “The View from Lazy Point”.  She has exhibited widely.  Her enthusiasm for scratchboard is unbounded.

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Trudy Nicholson

Scott Rawlins

Scott 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. A former museum curator and museum educator, Scott has been a faculty member at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania for 18 years. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Art and Design where he teaches scientific illustration, drawing and design. Scottwas the GNSI Director of Education for a number of years and continues to serve on the education committee. He helped to coordinate traditional workshops at several annual meetings and implemented a summer workshop. Scott was Education Director for the American Society of Botanical Artists and eventually Board President. Scott's free lance clients have included the National Museum of Natural History as well as a number of smaller museums and nature centers. He is currently a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

Scott Rawlins

Katura Reynolds


Katura has done freelance science illustration for 15 years, and is starting to see a pattern of botany and fossil mammals emerge in her subject matter. She primarily works in watercolor, pen & ink, and Photoshop. Her illustrations have appeared in various scientific journals, museum exhibits, newspapers, and magazines.  She worked on the award-winning “Plants are Up to Something” exhibit at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, and has had a soft spot for carnivorous plants ever since. Katura holds down a day job at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon.  

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Katura Reynolds

Bart Rulon


Bart Rulon has been a full-time freelance wildlife artist for twenty years.  He works in acrylic, watercolor, and oil, and has authored and illustrated 5 art instruction books focused on painting and photographing wildlife, and landscapes, all published by North Light Books.  His artworks are regularly included in prestigious exhibits such as “Birds in Art”, “The Arts for the Parks Competition”, “Art of the Animal Kingdom”, The Society of Animal Artist’s annual exhibitions, and many others.  His bird paintings are included in the collections of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Bennington Center for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Audubon Society.  Since 2005 Bart has also been an instructor for the University of Washington’s Natural Science Illustration certificate program, and he was awarded the “teaching excellence award” from the University of Washington in 2010.

Bart Rulon

Diane Sands


Diane T Sands received her Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from San Jose State University. She has supplemented her illustration life by working as a science reference librarian at the California Academy of Sciences, CSU East Bay & (currently) San Francisco State University. She has been the Archivist for the Guild since 2000.

Diane Sands

Patricia Savage


Patricia Savage has been a professional fine artist and illustrator since 1989 and primarily works in chalk pastels, watercolor, scratchboard, pencil, and pen and ink. Currently, she passionately paints landscapes and flowers working from photographs and in plein air. Patricia’s paintings are featured in Today’s Botanical Artist and she exhibited in the GNSI Annual Exhibit in 2009 and has also shown at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Bell Museum of Natural History, and the National Geographic Society.

Patricia Savage

Janeen Schissler

Janeen has been in involved in fine arts for over 30 years.  Her medium of choice is watercolor and employs the glazing  and drybrush technique.  Presently she teaches out of her studio on a weekly basis  and offers an occasional workshop. 
In addition to teaching she has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada including the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  Her work is in corporate collections including those of Idaho Forest  Industries, Coeur D’ Alene Mines and Leaning Tree, Incorporated.   

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Janeen Schissler

Dr. Fred Sharpe


Dr Sharpe was born into a world of interpretive naturalism.  He and his eight siblings were raised among the National Parks (Acadia, Olympic, Glacier, Shenandoah & Crater Lake) and his father, Grant, founded the Association of Interpretive Naturalists.  Drawn to botany, he attended the University of Washington where he was mentored by Phylis Wood. Fred co-researched and illustrated Plants of the San Juans and Birding in the San Juan Islands. His research interests include island biography, fire history and meadow ecology.  In 1987, he began his journeys up the Inside Passage to study Polynesian Humpbacks on their Alaskan summer grounds. He received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Ecology at Simon Fraser University.  Currently, he is collaborating with SETI investigators hoping to decipher universal rules of animal communication.

Fred Sharpe

Deborah B. Shaw


Deborah Shaw has a degree in fine art from Pomona College, The Claremont Colleges, and while there had the good fortune to study botany and native California flora. She is the principal of db Shaw Studios, an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design company, specializing in print, information design, interactive multimedia and web design, illustration, and scientific illustration. Ms. Shaw is an active member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, Inc, the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and has taught botanical art at The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Virginia Robinson Gardens. She works in graphite, colored pencil, scratchboard, watercolor, Illustrator and Photoshop and is enamored with the native flora of California and the Southwest.

Debra Shaw

Rick Simonson


Rick Simonson is a scientific illustrator/designer and the President of RLSimonson Studios, Inc.  He is the current Vice President of the Great Plains Chapter of the GNSI.  Most of his work involves developing publications for science education and research.  Rick works almost exclusively in digital media, more specifically vector graphics.  His work has been featured in the Adobe Illustrator CS3 WOW! Book, Layers Magazine, and a variety of textbooks and research journals.  Rick is also a Senior Lecturer in the Biology Department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Rick Simonson

Eileen F. Sorg


Eileen is a full time artist and owner of Two Dog Studio in Kingston, Wa. She has a degree in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington and, after working as a Biologist for Fish & Wildlife, she has returned to art with a bit of the scientist still in tow. Eileen creates her work using a combination of ink, watercolor, and colored pencil over a heavy-duty watercolor paper. Her work has been published in The Artist's Magazine, American Artist's Drawing, and Southwest Art. Walter Foster published her book, "Colored Pencil Made Easy", in 2009.

Eileen Sorg

Gary Swearingen


Gary is an in-house lawyer with Motricity, Inc. where he handles the company's intellectual property and contracting matters.  Prior to Motricity he was in the contracts and intellectual property group at Washington Mutual and was a partner in a Seattle law firm where he represented artists and other creative types as well as companies who buy creative works.  Gary has been a lawyer for 17 years, is a past president of the Washington Lawyers for the Arts, and frequent speaker on arts-related legal topics.

Gary Swearingen

Alice Ruth Tangerini


Alice Tangerini has been specializing in drawing plants in pen and ink and graphite since 1972 as Staff Illustrator for the Department of Botany at the Smithsonian Institution. More recently she is using combinations of traditional and digital media in her drawings. Her work appears in many botanical journals, floras and books. She has taught classes for ASBA,GNSI, Montgomery College in MD, and the Corcoran College of Art, and at several botanical gardens in the U.S. including teaching at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii and Brookside Botanical Garden in MD this year. She has exhibited in Guild Shows and Botanical art group exhibits.

Alice Tangerini

Captain Suzan Wallace


Capt. Suzan Wallace has sailed for 35 years on the N, E & S coasts, blending her passion and skills into a life in the studio, classroom and on the sea.  She has taught both Sailing and Visual Arts in public, private, parochial, military and community settings as well as numerous workshops and field expeditions for organizations, camps, universities and museums.   She earned her BFA in Arts Education, an MFA in Illustration, USSA Sail Instructor certification, a USSG Captain's license and National Board Certification in Visual Arts Education while raising two swabs, now both professionals in the creative arts industry.

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Susan Wallace

Cat Wilson


Cat is currently a freelance illustrator in Astoria New York, NY.  Her preferred mediums are watercolor and digital programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator and the GIMP.  She interned with Scientific American and both the Paleontology and Exhibitions departments at the American Museum of Natural History.  Cat assisted with two exhibits at the museum, Race to the End of the Earth and The Brain.  She graduated from the University of California Extension Santa Cruz Science Illustration Graduate Program in 2009, and from Hendrix College, Conway Arkansas with a B.S. in biology in 2003. 

Cat Wilson

Amanda Zimmerman


Amanda Zimmerman is a freelance designer and illustrator. She has been active in graphic design for the past 10 years with work ranging from exhibit signage to catalog and magazine layout and design. She began her scientific illustration work volunteering in the Mollusk Department of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, drawing the outside and inside of snails and building data graphs on occasion. She went on to take classes at Phipps in Botanical illustration. She is currently the President of the Allegheny Highlands Botanical Artist’s Society. She works in digital (Painter) and traditional media, (stippling with pen and ink and watercolor and watercolor pencils). Her graphic design experience is primarily with Adobe Creative Suite programs; Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

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Amanda Zimmerman