I met Loren a few years back in an entomology class and right away I knew he was an interesting guy. I remember despite being in a science class he had aspirations of being a professional natural history artist and looking at his work, one cannot help be impressed. Since that class he’s finished a degree in biology and travelled a bit. Loren spent a year at Yanayacu Biological Station & Center for Creative Studies in Ecuador’s cloud forest. While in Ecuador Loren also climbed some impressive mountains including Chimborazo, Cotopaxi and Sumaco. He’s also done a description illustration for a new species of plant and done work surveying rare plants and raptors. Right now Loren is somewhere at sea in Alaska working as a fisheries observer. Loren is a great mix of outdoor adventurer, scientist and artist. I’m posting a painting he did of a Golofa Beetle, a genus of rhinoceros beetle. Enjoy! To see more of Loren’s work visit his portfolio website or facebook page.