About Me + BJB

Hello! This website is a showcase of my art and a compilation of creative subjects that inspire my life and work. I like to think of myself as a Scientist-Artist hybrid. I am constantly observing the world around me, collecting data, and making inferences. I worked for many years as a research biologist and cartographer, focusing on plant DNA, ecology, and geography in a variety of international projects. 

In 2011, I transitioned to being home with my two little ones full time, but always felt compelled to research and explore my own pursuits.  I began taking classes at a local art school in 2014, and this opened up a major creative valve in me! I’ve always loved photography, but more recently I have added watercolors, sketching, and acrylics to my creative toolbox.

I spent the first half of my life in Connecticut, and the second half has been unfolding in Virginia. I love to travel, and my favorite places thus far are Monteverde, Costa Rica; Machu Picchu, Peru; Paris; Iceland, and the rocky Maine coastline.  When on the home front, I enjoy the simple life with my husband, two daughters, one dog, and one cat. You can find my pets sprinkled through my Instagram posts. Check out the video below for a glimpse at what inspires my creative pursuits!