Virge Kask has over 25 years of experience as a natural science illustrator. In this time, she has created many accurate, detailed and comprehensive illustrations for a large variety of publications including posters, pop-up books, journals, books, textbooks, and exhibits. Biological and natural history subjects are illustrated to increase awareness of the natural world using visual impact. These subjects come to life when Virge uses a burnishing technique with Prismacolor colored pencils on a heavy film called cronaflex. This technique, which she discovered a number of years ago, creates vibrant, opaque images that are easily reproduced. Virge is also proficient in the use of carbon dust, pen & ink, and watercolor.
Virge is on staff as Scientific Illustrator in the Biology Department at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. In freelance, she is represented by Melissa Turk and the Artist Network (http://www.melissaturk.com/index.asp).
Virge is a long-standing and active member, as well as Bookkeeper, of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.