Author: edamstra


Fish illustrations accompany Cool Cleveland article

In two recent entries at the CoolCleveland.com blog, a number of my fish illustrations accompany an article by Robert Carillio about Northeastern Ohio’s lesser known fish species. The Fishes of …

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Artwork in Juried 2011 Exhibit of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

This colored pencil drawing of a small North American freshwater fish is the work I chose to enter into this year’s Annual GNSI Exhibit at the Evergreen Gallery, The Evergreen …

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Sasquatch illustration featured on Royal Canadian Mint coin

The Royal Canadian Mint recently released a 25-cent colored collectable coin featuring my illustration of a Sasquatch. This coin is first in a series of three Mythical Creatures designs geared toward …

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2011 Exhibit of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators

Today begins the inaugural exhibit of a local organization of illustrators – The Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators . Since the group’s formation last year, I’ve served as its President. It …

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News article about trailside signs and Neutral Nation village: Ganödagwёhda:’ Dosgёh Gёhö:de’

I don’t know how to pronounce the name of the Neutral village, but you can find out what it means in the May/June 2011 issue of “Your Kitchener” publication. The …

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Illustrated trailside signs at Kitchener’s Huron Natural Area

Last week at their Huron Natural Area the City of Kitchener installed several signs near the entryway and along the trails. These signs interpret the ecology and cultural history of the …

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Recent Work: Paleozoic fishes

I recently completed these two watercolor and gouache paintings of Paleozoic fishes for a book about the natural history of the Atlantic Coast (not yet published).

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Canada Geese design featured on gold coin!

I’m excited to report that the Royal Canadian Mint just released a new gold collector coin featuring my design of some Canada Geese. See a better image of the coin …

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Sketching at the Royal Ontario Museum

This afternoon I spent a few hours making some sketches in the Biodiversity exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum. I overheard some interesting comments from visitors while quietly drawing this caribou. …

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Painting silver

Two newly completed paintings are shown here. These are  juvenile asian carp, the color of which is described as “silvery.” I’ve always found it a challenge to paint a subject …

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