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Coleoptera Group

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Title: Coleoptera Group

These three beetles were painted from specimens which are part of the Hope Entomology collection at The University of Oxford Museum of Natural History. I used watercolour to build up the layers of colour and texture within each beetle, using a stereo microscope to capture all the tiny details not visible to the naked eye.

Beetles are insects that form the order Coleoptera.

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.