This is the first installment of a three-part series exploring color and pattern. Paintings were rendered with acrylic ink on paper and inspired by the work of John James Audubon and scientific field guides. The first painting in the collection, "Pictorial Encyclopedia of Shakespearean Birds," catalogs feathers from every bird mentioned in Shakespeare's writing. It was acquired by the Folger Shakespeare Library of Washington DC in 2012.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Shakespearean Birds
4x8 feet, acrylic ink on paper, 2011

Birds of the American Midwest I
30x22 inches, acrylic ink on paper, 2015

Wild Turkey
22x15 inches, acrylic ink on paper, 2014

Belted Kingfisher, Kestrel, Blue Parrot, Cuckoo
10x15 inches, acrylic ink on paper, 2014

Jay, Kestrel, Woodpecker
22x15 inches, acrylic ink on paper, 2014

Pair of Taxidermied Partridges, Female
22x30 inches, acrylic ink on paper, 2012

Peacock Pheasant
15x22 inches, acrylic ink on paper, 2014

A Birdwatchers Feather Collection
11x8 inches, acrylic ink on paper, 2013

Western Flicker
8x8 inches, acrylic ink on paper, 2015

Birds of the American Midwest II
15x22 inches, acrylic ink on paper, 2015

Partridge
10x14 inches, acrylic ink on paper, 2011