My name is Maddy Wilson, a Virginia based illustrator with a background as a former zookeeper. My passion for zoology is the driving force and predominate subject matter in my art. With gouache as my tool, I like to express fur, scales and wings in a whimsical matter to appeal to those young at heart.  As an artist, I am interested in creating small pockets of joy in my work and to carry along my love for animals.