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Settling into Beluga

Getting to know Beluga, Alaska, where I’m learning about migratory birds.


I made it safely to Beluga, Alaska! It was a grey, rainy trip.

Settled in and off to Alaska!

I’m off to Beluga, Alaska, to paint with an ornithologist. Stay tuned to my blog for updates from the field!

Science Cafe and Transitions

News from my Science Café presentation and housing search.

Arctic Terns Landing

This is the first in a series of paintings exploring Arctic Terns’ movement.

Scott Expedition Centennial

A tribute to Edward Wilson with Robert Scott’s expeditions to Antarctica on the 100th anniversary of their tragic end.

Black Tern

My Arctic Tern explorations continue with my 24th 5×5 painting!

Pocket Palette in Action

I received this lovely photo of a pocket palette (from my Art Toolkit) in use in New Zealand.

Sitting out the Storm

This painting is inspired by my current focus on Arctic Terns and today’s stormy weather!

Yellow Tern

This painting continues my themes of saturated colors and Arctic Terns.

Polar Science Weekend 2012

Polar Science Weekend at the Pacific Science Center opens today and continues through Sunday.

Albatross Flight

This sketch is inspired by my time in the Falkland Islands.

Ice shelf

This sketch is inspired by a photo my father took with the NASA IceBridge project in Antarctica.


This 5″x5″ sketch is inspired by my travel along the NE Greenland coast.

Take Off

This Albatross is inspired by my 2008 visit to the Falkland Islands.

Arctic Terns

The incredible migration of Arctic Terns between the Arctic and Antarctica continues to inspire me.

Dawn Arrival

A Twin Otter, the most charming of planes, coming in to land.


This painting is inspired by my time with a walrus research team during my High Latitudes expedition in 2010.

Ringed Plover

This painting is inspired by the Ringed Plover I spotted and sketched in NE Greenland in 2010.


My sketch of our first hummingbird visitor and the techniques I used.

Ready for Spring

This sketch is inspired by my thoughts of the coming spring. I’m ready for it!


This cabbages are inspired by my visit to the Farmers Market.