Author: edamstra


Swimming polar bear illustration featured on silver coin by the Royal Canadian Mint

This week the Royal Canadian Mint released a new $20 pure silver commemorative coin featuring my illustration of a swimming polar bear. You can see it at the Mint’s website …

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ScienceOnline 2012 Exhibit

I entered three images into the inaugural ScienceOnline 2012 Digital Art Show, and one of them received a prize in the category “Best science art having to do with daily …

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Details from most recent illustrations for interpretive signs

Below are small details taken from large illustrations of a meadow and a forest in the Great Lakes Region. I’ll post the entire illustrations when the signs are installed this …

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From a decade ago: Earthworm Dissection illustration

I’ve been really busy working on a couple complex illustrations, but they aren’t ready to post so I thought I’d share an illustration I created about a decade ago. I …

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Cougar illustration, engraved in gold and platinum

The Royal Canadian Mint recently released two new collector coins featuring one of my illustrations – the head of a snarling cougar. This 0.5 g gold coin is only 11 …

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“Artistic by Nature” – an exhibit at Artway Invitational Gallery

Along with works by three other SONSI members, several of my paintings will be on exhibit at the Artway Invitational Gallery in Brampton, Ontario, beginning this Thursday. See image for details. This …

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Alumni Exhibit at Alma College

From October 10 to November 10, this painting along with four of my other drawings or paintings will be displayed in the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery at Alma College, in …

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Two new Mythical Creatures illustrations on coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.

Earlier this summer the Royal Canadian Mint released a collector coin featuring my illustration of the Memphré, a mythical creature said to inhabit Lake Memphremagog (on the border of Quebec …

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Science illustrations as tattoos

Over the years I’ve been contacted by a few different people interested in licensing one of my illustrations for a tattoo. Most recently, John Conn, an Air Traffic Controller for …

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New book with my illustrations: The Atlantic Coast, a Natural History

Last week’s mail yielded a delightful surprise – a copy of Greystone Books’ just-released title The Atlantic Coast; A Natural History by Harry Thurston. Read the description here on amazon.ca. I …

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