New Gallery Website!

I'm so excited! I now have a dedicated website to showcase my soil life illustrations. It will be great to have a professional looking gallery to direct people to when they ask about my artwork. The website will focus on microbiology illustrations for now, but later on it will probably include more categories as my portfolio … Continue reading New Gallery Website!

Arctic Tern Painting and Winter Update

This acrylic canvas painting of an Arctic Tern was a Christmas present, so now that the gift has been given I can post it here: Tux's family lives near the coast, and when we visit I enjoy watching terns hover over the water, scouting for fish before they strike. As usual with phone pictures, the colours … Continue reading Arctic Tern Painting and Winter Update

Rotifer Dragon

Introducing the Rotidragon: In case you missed this post, basically I was supposed to be working on a rotifer illustration but I had this epic movie type music on and a dragon came out on the screen instead. Sometimes the soil illustrations feel a bit monotonous, and a little too down to earth (literally), so I occasionally … Continue reading Rotifer Dragon

The animal with two wheels on its face

Sometimes it seems like evolution has a sense of humour. Can you imagine a creature with wheels on its face, or anywhere for that matter? The Rotifer doesn't actually have wheels on its face. There is a reason animals don't have wheels, in case you were wondering. Basically, it has to do with the way evolution … Continue reading The animal with two wheels on its face

We have worms!

I have a vivid memory, more like a nightmare, from when I was in grade one (around 6 years old) of a teacher shouting at me for putting a whole apple with just a couple of bites out of it into the school worm bin. This was my first introduction to vermicomposting, and I remember feeling intense shame while I was told (harshly) … Continue reading We have worms!