Meet NMW supporter – Donna Brunet

Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)

Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)

Donna Brunet has combined an educational background in environmental history and entomology into a full-time career as a free-lance photographer specializing in insect photographs. Her images are of wild, free-flying insects with the exception of a few moths collected at lights.

She is currently completing work as the author and primary photographer for a new butterfly and moth field guide which will be published by the Missouri Department of Conservation in 2013.

Her work has been exhibited in nature centers, public gardens, and businesses throughout Missouri. Fine art prints and greeting cards are regularly sold at her art gallery in Orr Street Studios in downtown Columbia, Missouri, and from her website at http://donnabrunet.com. Her recently designed growth charts decorated with butterflies and dragonflies have been extremely popular with parents and grandparents.

Orr Street Studios will host Donna’s slide presentation for National Moth Week on Tuesday, July 24th. Donna is the volunteer leader for the “Attracting Moths with Bait and Light” program at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park on Saturday, July 28th.

Donna licenses her images herself and through a stock agency. Images have been used in various publications and on interpretive displays in city and state parks throughout Missouri as well as in larger venues such as Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Red-Humped Caterpillars, Schizura concinna

Red-Humped Caterpillars, Schizura concinna

Ailanthus Webworm Moth, Atteva punctella

Ailanthus Webworm Moth, Atteva punctella

Eight-Spotted Forester, Alypia octomaculata

Eight-Spotted Forester, Alypia octomaculata

 

 

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