Artist’s Resume

Peggy Edwards AKA Peigi McCann
P.O. Box 66644
Scotts Valley, CA 95067
(831) 566-8471


– Teaching and illustrating in the natural sciences of the Western U.S., Sierra Nevada, Southwest U.S., and Scotland. Specializing in rare plants, field guides, trail guides, articles, and educational publications. Techniques: Pen and ink, scratchboard, coquille, graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic. Proficient in Photoshop.


– United States Forest Service, Indian Grinding Rock State Park, The Yosemite Association, Columbia Community College, The Great Valley Museum, Three Forests Interpretive Association, The Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, The California Native Plant Society, Columbia State Park.
– National Association of Interpretation Award, 1990, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, and Calaveras Big Trees State Park.


– Graduate Certificate, Science Communication: University of California, Santa Cruz.
– B.S.: University of California, Berkeley: Environmental Studies.
– Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: University of San Francisco.
– Lifetime Community College Credential: Forestry, Ecology and Natural Resources.


Sierra Nature Prints Studio:
– Natural Science Illustration.
– Natural Science Illustration Scratchboard.
– Botanical Illustration.
– Natural Science illustration Colored Pencil.
– Fantasy Illustration: Tolkien, Lewis, Mythology, Literature,.
– Portrait Illustration.
– Open Classroom: mixed media.
San Lorenzo Unified School District. ~ Charter 25:
– Natural Science Illustration.
– Natural Science Illustration in Colored Pencil.
– Natural Science Illustration in Scratchboard.
Coast Redwood High School ~ Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park:
– Biology through Natural Science Illustration.
Liberty Family Academy:
– Natural Science Illustration.
Independent Studies Resource Teacher:

Tuolumne Country Supt. Of Schools, Sonora, CA.
Bonny Doon Elementary School, Bonny Doon, CA.
Pacific Elementary School, Davenport, CA.
Scotts Valley Unified School District, Scotts Valley, CA.

Botanist: USFS Sensitive plant surveys ~ botanical inventories Stanislaus National Forest. U.S.D.A. Certificate of Merit, Rare Plant Surveys.
Interpretive Specialist: USFS Botanical tours, Stanislaus National Forest, Pinecrest District.
Columbia Community College teacher: Natural Resources 130 and Natural Resources 133.
Elderhostel teacher: ~ Columbia Community College.
Tour Guide, lab assistant: University of California, Berkeley, Botanical Gardens.


– 1990: National Association of Interpretation Award, 1st place Trail Guide Category.
– 1978-84: Mother Lode National Art Exhibition.
– 1993: “Illustrating Nature” Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA.
– 1993 Cultural Council of Santa Cruz Open Studio.
– 1994: “Natural Science Illustration” Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, CA.
– 1995: Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, Davenport, CA.
– 1997: Oakland Museum of California, Biological Art & Illustration Exhibition.
– 2003 to present Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.


– Save Gillies Hill, Cambusbarron, Scotland: Botanical surveys.
– Trees for Life, Forres, Scotland: Fundraising.
– California Native Plant Society Sierra Foothills Chapter: Founder and President.
– Santa Cruz Chapter California Native Plant Society:

– Conservation Committee.
– Poster Chairperson.
– Guest lecturer: Peat Bogs, Scots Pines, Gillies Hill.

– California Garden Clubs: Speaker Wildflower Conference.


– Illustrated: Discover California Wildflowers.
– Illustrated: Wildflower Walks and Roads of the Sierra Gold Country.
– Illustrated: Discover California Shurbs.
– Illustrated: Robert Burns World Federation Homecoming Edition: The Botany of Robert Burns.
– Authored: The Scots Language Society: Lallans ~ The Truth Ahint The Flouer O Scotland.
– Authored: The Botanical Society of Scotland:

– The Scots Pines of Gillies Hill.
– The Truth Ahint The Flouer O Scotland.

– Authored: Wikipedia: Gillies Hill.


– Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
– California Native Plant Society.
– The Botanical Society of Scotland.
– Sandhills Alliance for Natural Diversity.
– Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center.
– University of California, Berkeley, Alumni Association.