Molly Hashimoto celebrates nature in her artwork, creating beautiful images of the landscapes and wildlife she encounters in the national parks and wilderness areas of the West. Perhaps best known for her block prints of birds and trees, Hashimoto (American, b. 1951) treasures places that provide refuge for countless rare species and moments of awakening for millions of human visitors. In addition to her own artistry, Seattle-based Hashimoto is dedicated to connecting people to nature through hands-on art experiences. Camera and sketchbook in hand, she can be found leading aspiring artists out of doors to paint or into a studio for a block-printing or watercolor workshop. She teaches for the North Cascades Institute, the Yellowstone Forever Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.