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I was born New Year's Eve 1965 in Philadelphia, PA. Painted, drew, and had good art teachers in public school. Moved to New York City in 1982 to attend the Cooper Union. Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986. Studied painting so had few prospects. Started with odd jobs and freelance illustration, mostly black and white spots. Got married. Applied to the School of Visual Arts, NYC to study illustration. Master of Fine Arts 1997. Started several years of editorial illustration work primarily for the New York Times particularly the Book Review. Among my editorial clients: Time, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, various imprints of Random House, Houghton Mifflin, and Harper Collins. In recent years I have turned my attention to natural science illustration, an attempt to combine what I do for a living with what I love. Contributed work to various field guides, brochures and other publications. Natural science clients include the Central Park Conservancy, Newark Museum, Massachusetts Audubon. Wrote and illustrated a field guide, Damselflies of the Northeast published in 2004. Had a baby boy in 2005. Contracted in late 2006 to produce the Peterson Field Guide to North American Dragonflies for Houghton Mifflin, a massive project that has put all other work on hiatus. Another baby boy in 2007. Life has never been busier.