Jocelyn Catterson is an artist, educator, and conservationist. Growing up in Colorado, she fell madly in love with the mountains. This passion has grown more intense with time and has come to include the desert, the plains, and the rivers, a passion for morning light and deep canyons, the smell of pine trees, and the beauty found in the tiniest insect or flower. Although art has always been a huge part of her life, she didn’t start drawing seriously until she used nature journaling with her students. Working on copying the patterns in the wings of moths on my porch solidified her style as an artist. Jocelyn quickly realized she could copy the patterns she saw in everything around her. Because of her background in environmental education and conservation, her art is very place-based and grounded in the natural and cultural landscapes of the San Luis Valley.