I’m honored to be featured in the Spring 2022 issue of the Texas Prairie News, the newsletter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas! The newsletter is available online as a digital PDF here on the NPAT website.
The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas. I’ve been a member since 2005 and have been doing their website since 2019. I’ve also organized and led field trips — it’s always so much fun to get out on the prairie.
Of the original 20 million acres of tallgrass prairie, less than 1% now remains. The little that’s left are precious treasures and I’m proud that NPAT protects 5,000 of them. Read more about prairies here.
I thought I’d share a few of my latest prairie sketches — I need to do some more! It can be hard to put on paper that feeling of being out under a big prairie sky, with nothing but a sea of grass as far as the eye can see.
I’ve learned that “less is definitely more” when it comes to sketching prairies.
Thanks so much to NPAT for the feature — and for all that you do!