christieI grew up in rural New England, surrounded by stunning and interesting wildlife. From a very young age I was fascinated with the process of translating my fantastic surrounds into art. I studied art at the University of Georgia and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scientific Illustration. I continued my studies at CSU Monterey Bay where I completed the Masters Certificate program in Natural Science Illustration.

Natural forms dominate the focus of my work because exploring and learning about nature has always brought me joy. Each illustration develops from layering personal insight and observation, representational accuracy and occasional whimsy. I find art meaningful when it explores beyond aesthetics communicating from subtle emotions to complex scientific processes. Feel free to contact me should you have any questions or comments about my work or wish to request a commission. Prints and originals are available in the shop section. Thanks for visiting and check back soon!