Hi! I am a painter, photographer, amateur naturalist, and lover of all things California! I’m most excited when I’m out in the field photographing reference material or painting the final touches of a new piece. I enjoy listening to nature documentary soundtracks or episodes of Cosmos or Planet Earth while painting. I have a BFA in Painting/Drawing from California College of the Arts in Oakland and San Francisco. I've worked on projects with the California Academy of Sciences and the California Native Plant Society.
Hi! I’m a graphic designer and also the all-around operations manager here at Coyote Brush Studios! I try my hardest to make sure that things are running smoothly around here so that Tina can focus on creating new work. I listen to a lot of podcasts, and when not working I can be found behind a new novel or searching for the latest dinosaur-themed addition to my wardrobe! I have a BFA in graphic design from California College of the Arts in Oakland and San Francisco.
Emmy, Julia and Elaine, our three Junior Coyotes, are the busy bees around the studios, helping Tina and Lindsey with a variety of tasks from cutting, pinning and ironing fabric to stamping shipping materials and packaging stickers. They also help Tina get the best shots while out adventuring in the field. They love listening to the Great British Baking Show and the Lord of the Rings while working!
Our Namesake Plant
Our namesake plant can be found growing along the California coast and into the central valley and northern Sierra foothills. For the majority of the year, this shrub goes mainly unnoticed, filling landscapes or dotting hillsides along the freeway. Come September, these plants get a bold new look as they become covered in tiny white or yellow blooms. This brush is dioecious, meaning that there are male and female plants, and the flowers are the biggest indicator. Coyote brush is a secondary pioneer plant, that gives shade and gives way to such plants as coast live oaks and California bay and coastal sage scrub that might not be able to grow otherwise.