I am a self-taught artist specializing in botanical art and
illustrations. I have an education and extensive background in natural history and the biological sciences. My bachelor degree is in Biology from Towson University, 1986. My course work was in ecology, zoology, and aquatic systems. I am published both as an illustrator and a scientific author (see below). My illustrations are published in educational and museum exhibits; scientific journals; newsletters; books; and other publications. I produce illustrations in many mediums including: gouache, oil, pen & ink, watercolor, and the digital mediums.
Executive Office of the President of the United States
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries Service
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Universtiy of Virginia College at Wise
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Organic Gardening Magazine
The Herb Quarterly
Mother Earth News
City of Havre de Grace, Maryland
Irvine Natural Science Center, Maryland
Alice Ferguson Foundation, Maryland.
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Maryland
Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Maryland
Cylburn Arboretum, Maryland
Morton Arboretum, Illinois
Albert Bridge Elementary School
Brownsville Community Church
|Exhibitions, Honors & Awards:
4th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition, Delaware State University, Dover Delaware, March 2015
Lyme Art Society & American Society of Botanical Artists International Juried Exhibition, Old Lyme, Connecticut, May-June 2003.
Best Orchid in Show and Award of Technical Merit, The Northwest Exhibition of Botanical Art, an American Society of Botanical Artists juried exhibition. Portland, Oregon, February 2003.
Best Painting in Show, Professional Class: National Capitol Orchid Show, National Arboretum, Washington, D.C. October 2002.
Third Annual Botanical Show: American Society of Botanical Artists Regional Juried Exhibition, Farmingdale, New York, November 2001.
Best Painting in Show and Best Drawing in Show, Professional Class: National Capitol Orchid Show, National Arboretum, Washington, D.C. October 2001.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrator's Annual Members Juried Exhibit. The Wendell Gilley Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine. July 31 - October 14, 2001.
Guest instructor: Morton Aboretum, Illinois. May 2001. Workshop offered: Painting Slipper Orchids in Watercolor, (4 days). This workshop was offered as part of the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program.
Third place, painting/drawing division: Maryland Orchid Society Annual Show, Owings Mills, Maryland, April 2001.
Second Annual Botanical Show: American Society of Botanical Artists Regional Juried Exhibition, Farmingdale, New York, November 2000
First Place and Best Painting in Show, Professional Class: National Capitol Orchid Show, National Arboretum, Washington D.C., October 2000
First Place, Professional Drawing Class and Second Place, Botanical Painting Class: Eastern Orchid Congress, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 2000
American Society of Botanical Artists
Forester, Don C., Keith Harrison and Lisa McCall. 1983. The effects of isolation, the duration of brooding, and non-egg olfactory cues on clutch recognition by the salamander Desmognathus ochrophaeus. J. Herpetol. 17 (4)1-5.
Forester, Don C. and W. Keith Harrison. 1987. The significance of non-overlapping, synchronous vocalization by the spring peeper. Behavior 92 (3):1-15.
Forester, Don C., Lykens, D.V., and W. K. Harrison. 1989. The significance of persistent vocalisation by the spring peeper: Pseudacris crucifer (Anura:Hylidae). Behaviour 108 (3): 197 -208.
Wm. Keith Harrison is an
specializing in botanical art and scientific illustration.