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Brachyura group 2

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Title: Brachyura group 2

This collection of crabs was painted from specimens of the Life Collections at The University of Oxford Museum of Natural History. I used watercolour and gouache to create the layers of colour and textures of each of these unique crabs. I particularly like the Decorator Crab (top left) which attaches materials from its environment to its shell to hide from, or ward off predators.

Watercolour on paper

Artist Bio:

I am a Derbyshire-based, artist/illustrator and art tutor.

I have a degree in textile design, and a masters from Central St Martins in Communication Design/Illustration.

My inspirations include natural history, explorers and naturalists, Hitchcock films, kitchen sink dramas, ghosts & haunted housesĀ  and Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier novels.

I am currently working on a series of Shackleton illustrations which evoke the foreboding atmosphere and historic accounts of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, as well as developing an idea for a graphic novel inspired by Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.