Portfolio > Nature Journaling & Scientific Illustration

Amy draws and paints around the San Francisco Bay area and in southern Wisconsin, going to prairies, tide pools, redwood forests, botanical gardens, natural history collections, and more. Amy loves doing both detailed, scientific illustrations based on museum specimens, and more sketchy nature-journaling and observation outdoors. Amy studied under two scientific illustrators at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Olivia Petrides and Peggy Macnamara. When she worked at The Field Museum, she was lucky enough to tour their behind-the-scenes collections and often sketched and painted the taxidermy on display.