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During the years that I have been creating my anthropomorphic animals, I also have a parallel interest in drawing nature in its realistic state.

The shelves in my childhood room were always jammed with mason and pickle jars full of beetles, butterflies in various stages of metamorphosis and whatever else I could manage to find crawling around outside. I had collections of seed pods and rocks, bones and shells, feathers and on and on. I would draw these things in my collection and then I would draw the environment from which they came. I was always drawing animals but in this case left out the human attributes.

It would only make sense that I add this to my repertoir , hence a gallery of insects, plants and animals. I have enjoyed working on projects for Rodale Press and National Geographic just to mention a few. Oh, and I still have shelves of my nature gleanings... sans the jars of insects.