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Creatures of Cascadia:

Herpetofauna of the Pacific Northwest

Rarely do field guides truly capture the amazing variation within species - especially the scaly and slimy ones! I'm illustrating the amphibians & reptiles of British Columbia, Washington, & Oregon, showcasing one of my favourite research topics: variation within species!

Read my interview about this project by the University of Washington Burke Museum here

- Portfolio -

watercolour of a mesocosm experiment
watercolour of a fox and crows
watercolour of an owl and paper airplanes
watercolour of a hare and tortoise
watercolour of a fence lizard
watercolour of an earless lizard
watercolour of a whiptail lizard
watercolour of stickleback fish and a map of rivers in California
watercolour of a tortoise
watercolour of a mesocosm experiment with an extinct species
watercolour of two mosquitofish
watercolour of a stickleback
watercolour of a white horned lizard
watercolour of a grizzly bear showing skeleton and foot bones
watercolour of a raven holding a spool of thread
watercolour of fence lizards
watercolour of garter snakes
watercolour of frogs
watercolour of salamanders
watercolour of a pond turtle

Northern Red Legged Frog (Rana aurora)

Cascades Frog (Rana cascadae)

Northwestern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis)

Great Basin Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis longipes)

Western Pond Turtle (Emys marmorata)

Northwestern Salamander (Ambystoma gracile)

Western Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma marvortium)

Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum)

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans)

Northwestern Garter Snake (Thamnophis ordinoides)

Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis pickeringi

T. s. concinnus, T. s. fitchi)

Celia's Mesocosm

(Symons et al. 2020)

2019

Climate change drives evolution in stickleback

(Des Roches et al. 2020)

2020

Bree's Blanched Phrynosoma(inspired by a dissertation defence question)

2014

watercolour of a tortoise named ocelot
watercolour of blenny fishes
watercolour of a crane holding a vertebrae

Katie's Grizzly Paw Anatomy

2018

Claudia's Raven & Thread

2020

watercolour of water boatmen insects
watercolour of a moth and a joshua tree

Ocelot the Tortoise

2015

Blennies

2013

Dan's Dens

2017

Tortoise

2011

The Ecological Effects of Tiktaalik

2017

Mosquitofish (above) 2019

Stickleback (below) 2017

Blanched Southwestern Fence Lizard

(Sceloporus cowlesi)

2011

Blanched Lesser Earless Lizard

(Holbrookia maculata)

2011

Blanched Little Striped Whiptail

(Aspidoscelis inornata)

2011

Corixidae - Homage to Santa Rosalia

2015

Jeremy's Joshua Tree and Moth

2011

I Ching Fables

2014

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