I’ve always been inquisitive and fascinated by nature. I would spend many hours drawing as a child but, despite my interest in nature, I never thought to draw it. Instead I spent my time reading and drawing Marvel Comics super heroes. Being the son of immigrant parents, I was encouraged to pursue a career that was stable and with a steady income; they didn’t want their son to become a struggling artist. So I set my sights on science with the hopes of going to medical school.
Linda Feltner (President)
Linda M. Feltner is an award-winning nature artist and educator. Linda has instructed for the University of Washington Scientific Illustration Certification Program, and currently teaches for the Art Institute of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. She holds a Master of Arts degree, and is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation and the Society of Animal Artists. Her home in the Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona provides awe-inspiring biodiversity right outside her studio window.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Guild, our 2018 Conference will be held July 15-21, 2018 in Washington DC.
Opportunities abound in such a historically rich city. Among them are the National Museum of Natural Science, rich collections to interest our diversity of science illustrators, historical and cultural architecture, iconic monuments old and new, the national zoo, botanic gardens, and world-famous art collections.
– By Natalya Zahn
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
~Frank Lloyd Wright
Congratulations to ALL the GNSI members* who claimed a spot in the Focus On Nature 14 exhibit. And congratulation to those who received a Jury award!
*(membership current as of 4/4/2017)
† Jury Award Winner
American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)/ Brown Pelican (juvenile) (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Rare prints and rare art supplies! Crazy crafts and carefully created compositions! Its time to dig around in your closets and studios, or even better to create something original to donate to the GNSI Annual Auction, Tuesday - June 27, at the 2017 GNSI Conference at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC.
Auction proceeds are split 50/50 between the GNSI General Operating Fund and the GNSI Education Fund – the Annual Auction is a MAJOR fundraiser, both for maintaining our day to day organizational upkeep, and for providing outreach opportunities to our chapters.
Grow your knowledge with speakers, panels, and field trips. Hone your illustration skills with techniques demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Expand your contacts and collaborations with some of the most accomplished scientific visual communicators in the world.
Welcome to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina!
-Review by Gail Guth
"In Dining With Dinosaurs, the award-winning author of When Fish Got Feet and When Dinos Dawned serves up a full-course meal of mouthwatering Mesozoic food facts. Travel back in time for a tour of the “vores” of the dinosaur world, from mega carnivores to itty-bitty herbivores and everything in between.”
2016 No.3 GNSI JNSI- 32pp. full color
— Cate Hibbitt
There is no doubt that Tim Phelps is a very talented natural science artist: a quick glance at his faculty web site at Johns Hopkins University reveals meticulously accurate illustrations of the dog musculoskeletal system, alternative routes for venous outflow from the human brain, techniques for carotid artery anastomosis, and others.