Nature, particularly its flora, has held a fascination for me since my childhood. My art has always been a reflection of that love of nature in its form and subject matter. During the past fifteen years I have channeled my artistic energy into one of the most demanding of art forms. Botanical illustration was historically used prior to photography as a means of scientific documentation of a species. While the onset of photography filled this need for visual accuracy it could not replace the beauty of botanical illustration in its own right. By rendering the details and intricate structure of a plant form, my aim is to engage the viewer with both an intimate knowledge and an artistic sensibility of my subject.