Born in Pennsylvania and educated in architectural design, John Strawbridge has labored for many years in exhibits planning for museums and nature centers. Most of these efforts have been in the U.S., but he has worked also in Tanzania, Bonaire, and Belize. Projects have included four regional museums, one zoological park, five public parks or conservation areas, and three nature centers.
Since moving to Florida in 2005, John has concentrated on the illustration of animals and plants, a lifelong interest. His central purpose is to increase awareness and appreciation of the wonders of life on our planet. Many of his drawings and paintings have been used in interpretive materials for natural science institutions, and others have been acquired by private collectors.