Here are a few illustrations I did a while back for a visual essay about fishing on the Grand River in Painesville, Ohio.
Quick edit I put together from Skate Day 2015. Music by Arctic Monkeys.
These are stories of warblers migrating from the tropics to Toledo, the tiny joys living in the creeks of Lake County, the diversity and abundance of fish swimming through Cleveland, and a fungus killing our hibernating bats. They are stories about bugs and the people who love them, and the last wild places in Ohio and the misguided fools who would ruin them.
The essays and images in Redhorse present the wildlife of Lake Erie as it exists today. These are the shockingly wild inhabitants of our landscape. Volume 001 collects the first six essays by Belt’s North Coast Biodiversity columnists, Matt Stansberry and David Wilson.
Redhorse: The Rustbelt Bestiary collects all of the illustrations and articles Matt Stansberry and I have done for Belt Magazine, plus a few extra articles and photo spreads not featured on Belt. You can order a copy at the link below.
I just posted some original artwork up in my shop www.downpourcreative.storenvy.com
Artwork includes pieces done for Belt Magazine as well as other personal pieces done in ink, acrylic and watercolor. The store also features zines, shirts as well as other art prints. I’ve posted a sampling below.
Matt Stansberry and I went in search of rattlesnakes with a few guides for the next Belt magazine column. Geared up in thick boots and gator protectors, we hiked through woods, fields, and swampy areas in search of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes. We turned up two rattlesnakes as well as a few garters and a brown snake.