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Cannery Row Trompé L'oiel 

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Sunburst anemone (Anthopleura sola)

medical illustration of In this piece, Fiona Martin shares conflicting theories about why the historic Cannery Row sardine fishery collapsed—overfishing versus decadal climate change. “Trompé l’oiel” means “eye deceiver.” It is painted with close attention to details and shadows to make the objects appear as if they are real. Fiona knows the elements are working when she's tempted to pick up or brush away something she's just painted. Acrylic and mixed media on illustration board.
Next medical illustration of The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly is a common backyard visitor and valuable pollinator in Northern Arizona. Acrylic on illustration board. Keywords: painting, paint, yellow, acrylic, oil, butterfly, pollinator, insect, migration, conservatory, Fiona Martin

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Paplio glaucus)

In this piece, Fiona Martin shares conflicting theories about why the historic Cannery Row sardine fishery collapsed—overfishing versus decadal climate change. “Trompé l’oiel” means “eye deceiver.” It is painted with close attention to details and shadows to make the objects appear as if they are real. Fiona knows the elements are working when she's tempted to pick up or brush away something she's just painted. Acrylic and mixed media on illustration board.

Keywords: Collage, Color, Editorial, Museum / Zoo, Research, Biology, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Portraits, Zoology

© Fiona Martin