Intersections Lecture: From Research to Exhibit: A Pollinator Painting - ONLINE

Erin E.Hunter is a science illustrator and fine artist with a graphic design backgroundand each of those roles influences how she approaches her pollinator-themed paintings. In this presentation, Erin will provide a behind-the-scenes look at her most ambitious piece yet, a large painting of California native bees and wildflowers that anchored a 2022 solo show at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. In addition to discussing what inspired the project, shell discuss the process of sketching, combining multiple elements into a layout, painting in acrylic on watercolor paper, and presenting the piece in multiple formats to various audiences.

Erin E. Hunter is an artist and science illustrator who splits her time between creating pollination-themed paintings and technical illustrations for an academic journal (Annual Reviews). Erin's fine art paintings highlight the impact that individual species have on the wider ecosystem, bringing attention to the significance of tiny honeybees, dazzling hummingbirds, delicate thistles, native plants, and other ecological treasures.

Fee: $12, $10 member

Online: Wed Jun 14 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. MT

Image Credit: Erin E. Hunter, Look Closer, 2022

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