4. Octopus Virtuoso by Jennifer Beard
I was honored when an Altrusa member, Liz Svigals, asked me to paint a violin. She knows that I like to draw marine life, inspired by my job at the local non-profit Harbor WildWatch, and suggested an octopus drawing. Not long afterwards, I decided that the octopus should be trying to play the violin. And why not...the octopus is such an intelligent creature!
I have always loved science, particularly botany and marine biology. So, several years ago I attended the University of Washington's Natural Science Illustration certificate program. I learned so much and I love examining the details of the natural world through illustration.
Portfolio is available at JenniferBeard.crevado.com.