Insects and Spiders: Black Widow (1999)
Trained as a classical musician at Oberlin College, Steve Buchanan
earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. After
eleven years as a university professor and concert pianist, he
studied painting with Dennis Nolan at the Hartford Art School,
and in 1988 he began a successful second career as a freelance
illustrator. Buchanan specializes in natural science illustration
and is best known for his botanical and entomological subjects.
His clients have included The New York Times, Country Living
Gardener, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Scientific American, Houghton
Mifflin, Garden Design, and Fine Gardening Magazine.