Mike Rothman has been a professional natural history illustrator since the mid 1980's. He has worked as a field artist on biological expeditions to the Samoan Archipelago, Brazil, and on three occasions to Central French Guiana. (where he learned tree canopy assent techniques ). These experiences have strongly informed his illustration style in the areas of children's book illustration, mural and institutional assignments, and editorial artwork.
New York Times Science Section, Natural History Magazine, World Watch Magazine, Institute for Systematic Botany-NYBG, Plant Biology Dept., Cornell University, Harper/Collins, Crown (Knopf) Books, Scholastic, Inc., Wm. Morrow Junior Books, Kitchen Garden Magazine, Weekly Reader Magazine, Chedd-Angier, Pearson Educational, Inc., Hyperion Books for Young Readers, W.H. Freeman & Co., The New York State Museum, The Philadelphia Zoo, The Riverbank Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Coe, Lee, and Robinson, The Massachusettes Horticultural Society, and The City of New York.