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Atlantic salmon infographic: Tracking Smolt – Emily S. Damstra

The autumn 2017 issue of Atlantic Salmon Journal included a complex two-page illustration I created to help explain the life cycle of Atlantic salmon and how Atlantic Salmon Federation biologists catch smolt …

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Garden Activity Sign illustrations

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with Shelagh Smith, a horticultural therapist, to bring her vision of illustrated garden activity signs to life. It was a challenge …

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Please, enough with the dead butterflies!

I suspect that the field guide photos of dead, pinned butterflies are the ultimate (though unwitting) source of my pet peeve: The pervasive phenomenon of butterflies in popular culture being shown as dead, with the trailing edge of their forewings perpendicular to their body. Here are some examples:
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A great read (and a few fish illustrations)

Last year, journalist Dan Egan contacted me to ask about licensing some of my fish illustrations for a book he was writing about the Great Lakes. This spring, the product …

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More marine life illustrations

  Adding to my earlier selection of new sea creature illustrations, I am posting the most recent assignments I’ve completed for Sport Diver magazine.

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Artwork in new Toronto Gallery: Nature Art Studio

I’m excited to announce that some of my artwork will be part of the inaugural exhibit of the brand new Toronto art gallery and classroom Nature Art Studio, located at 2837 …

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Boys Town commemorative coin design

I’m thrilled to announce that my coin design work will soon touch two countries: Canada (where I currently live) and – in 2017 – the United States (where I was …

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New website and 100th blog post!

As I mentioned in the last post at my old blog, I finally have a new website. That means the URL for my blog has changed (although my main website …

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Six illustrations on display at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery

This past weekend I attended the Opening Reception for the 2016 Exhibit of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery in Southern Ontario. I …

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Goldenrod prints

The two goldenrod illustrations mentioned in my last post are available as fine art prints, with or without interpretive text. The illustrations are printed at actual size and are offered …

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