I support scientific outreach and education through art; to cultivate observation and environmental awareness.

I am available to work with expeditions, and also offer workshops, presentations, and exhibits for audiences of all ages. Please contact me to discuss projects.

Expedition Assignments

Expedition Assignments

I work with scientific and adventure expeditions as team artist and outreach coordinator. In the field, I create daily sketches in the field, as well as photographs and multimedia recordings. I manage expedition blogs and social media, and can also assist with web development in collaboration with my husband, Darin Reid. I develop my fieldwork into paintings and educational materials for exhibit, multimedia presentations, hands-on activities, and web content. Visit my Projects to learn about my expeditions.

Presentations

My presentations range from 20-50 minutes and may include multimedia and audience participation. I tailor presentations for audiences of all ages, from university students, to science cafes, and grade school assemblies. My subjects include Expeditionary Art, my recent projects, and “virtual art expeditions” during which participants are invited to sketch in small journals.

Presentation

Science Cafe

Expeditionary Art Presentation

View the Science Cafe I presented for the Pacific Science Center. Discover the tradition of explorer and naturalist artists and the historical cross-over between art and science.

Presentation

Girls Can Do

Inspiring Possibility Thinkers

View the presentation I gave for Girls Can Do, an inspirational event featuring women from a wide range of disciplines sharing stories of successes and challenges from their careers.

Workshops

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My workshop sessions vary from 1 hour to multiple days and often include an indoor and outdoor component. I incorporate group activities with time for independent painting and one-on-one feedback. Curriculum may be customized for specific interests and supplies (such as my Art Toolkit) may be provided. Private lessons are available with rates beginning at $100/hour. Themes include:

  • Tools for Observation: this fun and fast-paced workshop covers basic drawing techniques including, contour, thumbnail, and diagrammatic sketches, as well as measuring and value.
  • Adventure Sketching with Ink and Watercolor: participants learn fundamental sketching and watercolor techniques, working with tools such as water-soluble and waterproof pens, waterbrush pens, and portable watercolor palettes.
  • Watercolor Painting: participants of all levels gain confidence and experience with watercolor. Topics may include watercolor fundamentals, painting mountains, expressive skies, and glazing and masking.
  • Nature Journaling: Introduces bookbinding techniques and offers prompts and inspiration for nature journaling.