Fiona has loved art and nature since she was a little girl. In 2016, when she discovered nature journaling and the work of John Muir Laws, she was thrilled to find something that combined these two things she adored, and she has become a passionate nature journaler and naturalist.
Born and raised in the Sierra Foothills near Auburn, California, Fiona spends time daily in the wild lands near her home. She loves to look for mysteries in nature and explore them in the pages of her nature journal. Fiona also loves to draw, paint, craft, act, sing, harmonize, play cello, compose music, write stories, and speak German.
Below are a few sample pages from the more than 1,000 she has created since she began journaling in July 2016. Some of Fiona's artwork is available for purchase as blank greeting cards. See the Artist page for more info.
An avid birder since 2015, Fiona is a three-time recipient of the Central Valley Birding Club Youth Scholarship, enabling her to attend week-long birding camps to further develop her skill and passion in birding. She especially enjoys the music of birdsong and she loves to bird by ear. Fiona has participated in local Christmas Bird Counts, co-lead bird walks for the Sierra Foothills Audubon Society, led bird walks for a local Girl Scout troupe, and given talks on her birding and nature journaling experiences at her local Audubon Society as well as at the Central Valley Birding Symposium, an annual gathering of birders from across Northern California. In October 2018, Fiona was honored to be featured as an Artist Explorer in a lecture series at The Foster, a museum in Palo Alto. In her talk, Fiona shared about her love of nature journaling and had an on-stage conversation about art, curiosity, flow states, and self critics with her mentor, John Muir Laws. Click here to watch.