I come from a family of creatives - but decided to focus on ecology/geography early on because of my love for the environment. Always making things with my hands, I never thought of it as a potential career until my two girls were born and I chose to stay at home to take care of them. I found that making art became my meditative practice - especially as I had postpartum depression and anxiety attacks after each birth. I promised myself that I would create everyday - no matter what - and started sharing my work.
The universe works in such beautiful ways because a publisher found my creative/scientific story intriguing and wanted to meet. We eventually published two coffee table coloring books that I wrote and illustrated. Since then, I've become known for highly detailed and fresh botanical illustrations grounded by my undergraduate and graduate degrees in sustainability.