Portrait of Camille Sutton Palmer (1913). Sir Frank Dicksee (British, 1853-1928). Oil on panel.

This portrait can be seen as part of a bigger movement in Dicksee’s career in which he fully embraces portraiture as a genre, above the ‘costume’ pieces that he had become famous for late in the nineteenth century. The influences of Millais and Leighton are evident particularly in the handling of the paint and the ochre background.

My very last painting I have completed as a Scientific Illustration student. The last 9 months in the Scientific Illustration program at CSUMB has taught me so much, I am sad to be leaving it. However, I now feel truly prepared to call myself a professional and enter in to working world as an Illustrator. Next stop, Ireland for an Internship with the Marine Ecology Group in Cork! I can’t wait!

This painting depicts various venomous and poisonous creatures of the Great Barrier Reef! Blue Ringed Octopus Hapalochlaena lunulata, Stingray Dasyatis brevicaudata, Box Jellyfish Chironex fleckeri, 
Lionfish Pterois miles, Coral Reef Snake Laticauda colubrina, Stonefish Synanceia verrucosa. Acrylic on Watercolor paper, 11"x17".