1973-1977 Trent University, Peterborough BSc (Hons) Biology
1979-1981 Trent University, Peterborough MSc Biology
1979, 1980 Ontario Graduate Scholarships
Thesis: Breeding behaviour and life history of a northern population of the spring
peeper Hyla crucifer
1983-1988 University of Toronto PhD Program Zoology (to be completed)
1983, 1984, 1985 Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Scholarships, 1986 U of T Open Fellowship
Major: Animal Behaviour
Minors: Population Genetics/History and Philosophy of Science Victorian Classification Systems
Thesis: Bionomics and development of a sociality in the primitively eusocial bee Seladonia confusus
2007-2010 Associate Scholar, University of Toronto Institute of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
1980 Illustrated The North Atlantic Coast, A Sierra Club Field Guide by Michael and Deborah Berrill (85 illustrations)
1984 Illustrated Farley Mowat book Sea of Slaughter (21 illustrations)
1986 Illustrated David Suzuki book Looking at Insects (16 illustrations)
1987 Illustrations in Ontario Bird Breeding Atlas (16 illustrations)
1988 Illustrations in On the Brink (6 illustrations)
1988 Jaguar Cars Canada and World Wildlife Fund Canada Commission for the campaign to advertise Jaguar Reserve, Belize
1989-93 Artwork and design used in World Wildlife Fund Canada Guardian of the Rainforest Campaign
Artwork and design used in WWF Canada Endangered Species Illustrations used in various other WWF Canada Campaigns.
1992-95 WWF Schools for the Rainforest. Designed, wrote and illustrated various educational materials for schools.
1995-96 Taught part-time in Faculty of Forestry at Sir Sanford Fleming College, Frost Campus, Lindsay, Ontario.
Developed course on drawing for biology students which was then taught each semester for the next 10 years.
1999-00 Collaborated with Hopscotch Interactive Inc. to develop education software and print material (University of Toronto)
2004-08 Received contract from University of California Press to write and illustrate the book, Darwin’s Orchids: The Story
of how Darwin’s research on orchids and their insect visitors shaped evolutionary biology.
Recreated Darwin’s experiments and dissections, producing hundreds of colour and pencil illustrations. Text and illustrations complete.
- Present Writing and illustrating proposals including children’s book series All the Little Live Things and The Other Wasps and Bees.
BLUEGUM DESIGN INC. www.bluegumdesign.ca Instagram@bluegumdesign
2010 Founded design company.
YELLOW LINE RULE www.yellowlinerule.com Instagram@yellowlinerule