Museum of Portimão Main 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 of Portimão, established in the facilities of a former canning factory, commissioned these illustrations to convey the external and internal anatomy of the four species and how the fish is prepared for sale and consumption.
The main exhibition of the museum displays 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.