Visual storytelling is the essence of what I do. I earned my Masters of Science in Journalism from Columbia University, and went on to study design and illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Although I am based in NYC, my heart has always belonged to the flowers, forests, seas and mountains. From rock climbing the limestone cliffs of Thailand, to snorkeling with stingrays in Tulum, to kayaking the Hudson River with my husband (scientific artist Jason Brougham), my longtime love for outdoor adventure and nature are the main inspiration behind my personal work. By sharing my paintings, animated GIFs and stories, I hope to inspire others to learn more and care about the natural world we live in.
I work with a wide range of media, including acrylic, gouache, watercolor, charcoal, and ink. I also practice everything from collage, to sewing and needle arts, to paper crafting and stop motion animation, as well as digital illustration.
My paintings have been licensed for display in hotels across the country, and I particularly love working with fine art consultants and interior design studios to provide original custom art packages. I also enjoy creating illustrations for a variety of markets, from social media content, to editorial, book publishing, advertising, textile and surface design, and more. Select clients and collaborations include: Penguin Books, HBO, Tegan and Sara, Alice + Olivia, TOMS, Firefly Music Festival, NYC's Department of Health, and Tumblr.
Whether your project is large or small, I am committed to getting you what you need, on time and within budget, and communicating clearly with you throughout the process. If you are interested in licensing an existing piece, commissioning new work, or collaborating on a special project, please contact me directly at email@example.com and I would be delighted to discuss.