I've employed Portia for many years to create color reconstructions of new dinosaurs that our team of paleontologists discovered, and she has done a fantastic job. Her beautiful images have been picked up by many media sites and immeasurably enhanced the spread of our work. I can't recommend her highly enough, she is a pleasure to work with and a great artist.
James Clark, Professor at George Washington University Biology Department
Portia delivers that rare combination of sublime illustration and great personality. She excels in animal reconstruction, but is so versatile that almost any illustration assignment comes back better than you had imagined. Versatile in natural and digital media, her work is detailed and always accurate. Her work has graced the pages of many science magazines, including Scientific American magazine. She's an excellent choice if you're looking for great scientific illustration.
Ed Bell, Creative Director, Matrix Design
SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION After attending graduate school for Scientific Communications, I began my career at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City as a staff illustrator. Since then, my works have appeared in Scientific American, National Geographic, Nature, Science, New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine, Novitiates, Berliner Zeitung, Yomiuri Shimbun, Time Magazine, Time for Kids, Grolier, WILD, Science et Avenir, GEO, NOVA, Yale Peabody Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Naturmuseum Olten, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Other clients include Case Western Reserve, IVPP, Scholastic, George Washington University, and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Juried shows: “Picturing Natural History,” Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC; “Illustrating Nature,” Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA; Research Libraries Group Exhibit, Mountainview, CA.