I am a botanical artist in Seattle, working in watercolor, colored pencil, or graphite on paper. My process involves looking closely and choosing natural objects that catch my eye and evoke strong emotions or memories. By carefully posing subjects and working from life or photographs taken with magnifier lens, I try to achieve striking, expressive compositions and celebrate beauty in every stage of the life and death cycle that may normally go unnoticed.
I sell my art on Etsy, in the TuliptreeArt shop!
In my career as the science writer of the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center and affiliated Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, I edit and design Dimensions magazine and help with dementia-friendly outreach programs and much more.