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Zel Stoltzfus

medical illustration of Tanzanian Beetle observed in the dry volcanic landscape on the rain shadow side of the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania, East Africa.
medical illustration of 2 page spread for Oceana and their education campaign on seafood fraud and its effects on ocean and wildlife health and the sustainability of the seafood economy.
medical illustration of Watercolor painting of British Horse Chestnuts (aka 'conkers') as a showcase piece.
medical illustration of An editorial piece depicting an eagle protecting its chicks. There is a lot of layered symbolism that the artist does not necessarily support. But it was a lot of fun to paint.

Digital (Corel Painter)
medical illustration of Water Dragons are endemic to the eastern coastal lowland and highland forests of Australia. Often found near waterways, they are often observed sunnying themselves.
medical illustration of For Dr, Christopher Hardy, Millersville Pennsylvania. Published in:

Hardy CR, J Ryndock*[MU '09]. 2012. Floral morphology and organogenesis in Tinantia pringlei, along with a review of floral developmental variation in the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae. Botanical Review 78 (4): 416-427.

medical illustration of Six of 60 Cretaceous leaf reconstructions completed for a monograph of the Big Cedar Ridge (Wyoming) with Dr. Scott Wing, Department of Paleobotany, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. (
medical illustration of 
Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Belize (2010)

For Patrick Kangas for his publication on a stream and riparian system in Belize.

Patrick Kangas 
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
1455 Animal Sci./Ag. Engr. Bldg.
College Park, MD 20742
United States

Pencil, Pen & Ink.
medical illustration of Redbellied Woodpecker.

Colored Pencil.
medical illustration of Cicada study

Watercolor painting
medical illustration of Digital painting of an african hornbill (yellow-billed hornbill)
medical illustration of An active volcano in northern Tanzania that was called the 'Mountain of God' by the traditional pastoralists (the Maasai called it Oldoinyo Lengai). It erupted most recently in 2007.

Pencil on vellum bristol


I work with work with individuals, scientists, and organisations by helping them to bring their vision and ideas to life. I bring to bear a wide array of interests and skills in natural history, art, and education with degrees in biology (BS), illustration (Graduate Certificate in Scientific Illustration), and education (Graduate Diploma in Secondary Ed). Much of my personal work focuses on the interplay between land, humans, and the rest of the living world (aka natural history).


Black & White, Color, Line


Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Zoology