Fish illustrations at Museum of Portimão
The fish illustrations at Museum of Portimão were created for the permanent exhibition. Sardine (Sardina pilchardus), mackerel (Scomber japonicus), tuna (Thunnus thynnus) and anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) are the fishes most used in the Portuguese canning industry. The award-winning Museum, open in a former canning factory, commissioned these images to convey the external and internal anatomy of the four species and how the fish is prepared for sale and consumption. The exhibition features the illustrations in a very large format right upon the entrance and the images are also used for museum promotion purposes. The mackerel illustration was selected to be part of the Illustrators Club exhibition at the Edison Place Art Gallery in Washington DC, and the sardine illustration was at the Focus on Nature exhibit in the New York State Museum in Albany.
Client: Museum of Portimão – Permanent Exhibition