Cactus Café

These paintings are from Cactus Cafe by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, published by Soundprints/The Nature Conservancy in 1997. This was the last book I illustrated using gouache (opaque watercolor) and colored pencil, before beginning to work with digital painting.

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Nectar-feeding bats polli­nating night-blooming saguaro flowers


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Sonoran desert panorama: 4-page fold-out painting


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Gila woodpeckers look out of their nest in a saguaro cactus


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