Museum of Portimão
These are images from the permanent exhibit at the Museum of Portimão, Portugal, that includes a series of fish illustrations I was commissioned to create. 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, operating 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 displays the illustrations in large format right at the entrance and 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 in 2008, and the sardine illustration was at the Focus on Nature exhibit in the New York State Museum in Albany also in 2008.
Client: Museum of Portimão – Permanent Exhibition