Birding during fall migration: being outside and experiencing nature is one of my greatest inspirations

Birding in fall migration: experiencing nature is one of my greatest inspirations

Leigh Anne has an unending appetite for all things related to art and nature. She enjoys the constant rediscovery that things work in a system and react off one another. She wants to inspire others to explore and become active in conserving the natural wonders all around us.

Her hobbies include photography, finding wildlife, and listening to podcasts and audiobooks. Currently, she is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Selected clients: Mecklenburg Audubon Society, Carolina Bird Club, The Butterfly Highway Project, California State Parks, United Way of Northeast Mississippi, Discover Life in America, Entomology Department of the National Museum of Natural History (Intern)


Gallery work shown at: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Charlotte Art League Gallery, Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, Carolina Raptor Center, The Compleat Naturalist, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Grants and Programs: 2016 Regional Artist Project Grant Recipient, Arts and Science Council. 2015 Community Supported Artist, Arts and Science Council. 2012 Artist-in-Residence Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Education: Science Illustration at California State University Monterey Bay Graduate Certificate, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, B.A. in Studio Art, B.F.A in Creative Writing


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