We are a group of science illustrators based in the Finger Lakes and surrounding areas of New York State.

We welcome new members who are interested in natural science illustration, regardless of experience or ability.

During these pandemic months, we are holding our meetings virtually.

This site is supported in part by a generous donation in the memory of our beloved, departed member, Kathy Schlough (1952-2018). We thank her family for honoring her memory in this way. 

painting of milkweed

Painting by Kathy Schlough

Some of us at the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, Sketching Night at the Museum event, March 1, 2018


Wild pollinator, (c) 2012 by Frances Fawcett.  Part of our exhibit, "Worth a Thousand Words."

Past Member Exhibits

"GNSI Finger Lakes Members Show"

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts

5 McLallen Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886. 

Through April 4, 2020. 

Opening Reception Saturday
February 22, 2020 3-5pm

Join us as we welcome the first Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators member show at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts. This show will feature diverse works from group members in a variety of media. The GNSI Finger Lakes opening is free to attend and refreshments will be served. The show runs through Saturday, April 4th.

The opening reception will feature music by The Maplewood Jazz Quartet with Lisa Fernandez on drums and vocals, Ken Zesserson on sax, Stu Zimney on bass, and Jon Conrad on guitar.

Additionally, TCFA will be offering an opportunity to meet and sketch with the artists of the guild on Sunday March 22, 2pm to 4pm. This will also be a free event and an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Guild and its work in scientific illustration.

"Life in the Waters of the Finger Lakes"

RMSC Cumming Nature Center,

6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512. 

Through April 19, 2020. 

Come meet us and join in our sketching session at our "Sketch with the artists" event on March 28, 10am-1pm at Cumming Nature Center in Naples, New York! This is the same day as one of the Maple Sugaring Weekends, so come hungry for pancakes (including gluten free) and maple syrup. Our artworks are by our members and done in both traditional and digital media. You can visit Cumming Nature Center until April 19, 2020, to enjoy our work and learn about some of the mysterious life under our local Finger Lakes! https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events