Nature Journaling Resources
Consider the resources found on this page as a network
of stepping stones to explore as you travel
your own nature journaling path.
The Wild Wonder Foundation is dedicated to encouraging nature connection and conservation through attention, curiosity, art, science, and community.
This organization is the direct result of 35+ years of dedicated work by author John Muir Laws to create, nurture, and grow a diverse, worldwide nature journaling community through his legendary generosity, enthusiastic teaching, and boundless energy and joy.
Explore. Be Curious. Connect.
Any learning journey has a source of inspiration, a mentor to help guide us, and spring to help feed our growing curiosity.
These are just a few people who share their love of nature journaling.
John Muir Laws is a principal leader and innovator of the worldwide nature journaling movement. He is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connect people to nature through art and science.
I’m an artist born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. As far back as I can remember I have loved two things most of all, art and nature. I combined my two great passions and became a scientific illustrator specializing in birds. I document each of my subjects with the wonder of first discovery and attempt to convey my awe of the natural world in each painting. My hope is that my art will inspire others to connect with nature in a profound way just as I have through my paintings.
Roseann Beggy Hanson is a native of southern Arizona, and grew up in the rural Tanque Verde Valley east of Tucson. She studied journalism and ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, and has worked in the American Southwest, Mexico, and East Africa as a conservationist, naturalist, and writer for non-profits for over 30 years.
Kristin Link is a fine artist and science illustrator inspired by the natural world. Her drawings, paintings, and mixed media works teach about and connect people to nature. Kristin's work is inspired by place. Spending time in the backcountry (in Alaska and beyond) and making artwork in the field are important to her practice.
Marley is a nature journaler and an educator. He longs for a reintegration of art with science and words with images, a synthesis that he develops in his journals. Nature Journaling became a fundamental practice for Marley when he discovered how it could synthesize his interests and accelerate his learning. As an educator, Marley is constantly sharing, inspiring, and provoking learning in nature and on paper.
Deepen Your Experience in Nature with Kristin Meuser's Watercolor Nature Journaling Workshops I offer workshops that give you hands-on skill-building exercises that will help you "see" and render the individual colors, shapes and textures of our beloved natural world. All levels welcome!
Mattias Lanas grew up in Santiago, Chile, where family visits to the seashore fostered a love for natural history. Today he teaches art classes, leads field sketching trips, and works on illustration commissions. When not in the studio Mattias can be found “botanizing” and searching for rare plants, reading about insects, or doing pottery.
Fiona has loved art and nature since she was a little girl. In 2016, on her 13th birthday, she discovered nature journaling through a chance meeting with John Muir Laws, and she was thrilled to find something that combined these two things she adored. Since then, she has been blessed to call John Muir Laws her mentor, sketching buddy, and friend, and Fiona has become a passionate nature journaler, naturalist, and advocate for nature.
I use illustration to honor and celebrate the places and creatures that often go unnoticed. My goal is to remind viewers of the amazing intricacy of our planet in an attempt to encourage environmental stewardship. I am also an educator. So far, I’ve enjoyed teaching watercolor & outdoor observation workshops in schools, national parks and REI stores. I’ve also taught tens of thousands of students online as a Top Teacher at Skillshare.
Blaines has been in Spenard, Alaska since 1953. Anchorage has since claimed this area of town, but those of us who work and live here still like to think of ourselves as Spenardians. We have always been a family-owned business, catering to the needs of our customers and supporting our community. We are here to promote the arts in our community, offer reasonable prices, and fabulous customer service.
I work in the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators. Since 2005, I have focused on painting polar and glaciated regions where I have often collaborated with scientific teams. In the field, I sketch with ink and watercolor, and collect multimedia recordings to build my palette of place, a record of experience, climate, and color. I develop this work into studio paintings for exhibit as well as presentations and workshops for audiences of all ages to cultivate observation, sc
At Greenleaf & Blueberry, we create handmade materials and supplies for the traveling artist. We are Artist & Chemist owned and operated, founded by Jess & Matt in 2011. We are located on the Western Slope of Colorado. Our colors are made slowly and carefully by hand in small and micro batches, the traditional way, using using muller and slab. We specialize in natural pigments, while offering historical, man-made natural, and carefully selected synthetic pigments, which we convert into synth
Beam Paints is the result of a multi-generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. I was raised by my artist parents, Carl Beam and Ann Beam, and was taught from a young age how to harvest hematite pigment in the LaCloche mountain range near our home in M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints draws on my early educations in Indigenous pigment and expands it to encompass all paint traditions.
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Your Nature Journaling Toolkit
You'll find that each instructor has nature journaling supplies and resources they recommend. Many sell nature journaling supplies directly on their website.
Living where we do, with the closest art supply store a few hours away, we often search the internet for what we need.
Please buy from your local art supply store first. It's important we remain an interconnected community (state) and support each other... hence, for Seward, Blaine's Art Supply (in Anchorage) is the first tile.
The other tiles are other independent artists and small businesses that offer everything you need for your nature journaling toolkit.