Virginia is an illustrator, a biologist, and a park ranger. Her illustrations are inspired by a lifelong love and study of animals, nature, and stories.
Virginia's clients include Ranger Rick Jr., the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the Center for Conservation Biology. Her work has been shown most recently in the Virginia Discovery Museum and the Second Street Gallery.
Virginia fell in love with birds while pursuing a B.S. in Biology in the mountains of Southwestern Virginia at Virginia Tech. She has a M.S. in Biology from William and Mary and a M.F.A. in Illustration from SCAD. She was the Bartels Science Illustrator for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY in 2016-2017. Currently she serves as a natural resource park ranger with Virginia State Parks (when she is not painting or sketching).
Virginia lives and works in Staunton, VA, happily in the Blue Ridge mountains.