I have made another original painting available for purchase – this 18×24″ watercolor painting of three Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris).
I painted this in 2018 for a paper I wrote, Unusual foraging observations associated with seabird die-offs in Alaska. Robinson et al. 2018 in Marine Ornithology. This painting also currently sits as the banner logo on the Ornithologi website.
If you love seabirds or shearwaters and are interested in this painting, you can purchase it in the shop.
The feature article in the latest issue of Western Birds, “Further Information on the Avifauna of St. Matthew and Hall Islands, Bering Sea, Alaska” is an update to the bird list of the remote Bering Sea island group, St. Matthew and Hall Islands, written by myself and a great group of folks from USGS, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the University of Alaska Museum, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Even more, the cover for this issue features an ‘umbrina’ Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis umbrina) painted by myself, which might be the first time an illustration has been featured on the cover. It is certainly an honor.
To see the full list of notable findings during our month long stay on this incredible and remote Bering Sea island, click below and read the open access paper.
I also worked with my coauthors to publish a supplement that details a full, annotated bird list for our month long stay on the island. To see the full list of species we catalogued, click on the photo below.
From time to time I get asked to design a logo for an event or organization. I enjoy these opportunities because it allows me take a break from guidebook illustration and exercise more freeform creativity. I recently finished a logo for the Mara Raptor Project, a great organization that focuses on research and conservation of raptors in the Maasai Mara in Kenya. The flagship species for this organization is the Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), an excellent booted eagle (Subfamily: Accipitrinae) that breeds across much of Africa. The logo I created features a bust of an adult of this striking species.
To see more of my logos, visit my logo page.