Ink Dwell’s mission is to inspire people to love and protect the Earth one work of art at a time.

A play on words, Ink Dwell studio makes art that is “inked well”, and specializes in creating fine art, environmental campaigns, exhibitions and science illustrations. Merging classical techniques of science illustration with modern simplicity, we create iconic images that carry a powerful message of education and conservation.

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website picJANE KIM is an artist, science illustrator and founder of Ink Dwell. Her art career  started very early in life by obsessively painting flowers and bears on the walls of her bedroom. She received more formal training at the Rhode Island School of Design and then Cal State Monterey Bay, where she received a Certificate in Science Illustration. Jane loves to be outdoors, on adventures, and brings the joy she gets from nature back to her studio. She still enjoys painting flowers and bears, though nowadays she doesn’t get in trouble for painting on the walls.

“Our planet is home to incredible and wondrous life,” says Kim. “I feel most excited, visually, emotionally and intellectually in nature. Combining that with my passion for art leaves me with pure excitement. Sharing even a fraction of that with the rest of the world is the best gift that I know how to give.”



THAYER WALKER is the co-founder of Ink Dwell, though you’re more likely to find him making deals and driving strategic development than wielding a paint brush. He has long had a passion for the natural world; as a journalist and correspondent for Outside magazine, he’s covered topics from civil war to deep sea exploration, stranded himself on a desert island for 20 days, and discovered the ninth largest diamond ever found in Arkansas’ Crater of Diamond State Park. In addition to his role at Ink Dwell, he is a partner at Summit where he has helped lead efforts to purchase and develop Powder Mountain, the largest ski area in the United States.





DANZA CHISHOLM-SIMS is an artist who has always found inspiration in the natural world. After double majoring in studio art and botany at Humboldt State University, she continued to pursue her passions through the Certificate Science Illustration Program at California State University Monterey Bay. She grew up captivated by interpretive illustrations, visual dictionaries, wildlife art and hoverflies–flies that love flowers as much as she does. Danza is grateful to work in a field that allows her to continue learning about the incredible world in which we live and the ability to share that awe with others.