This past summer I did a commission for the Nantucket Historical Association creating artwork for an entirely new childrens' activity book planned to be released next year. The book will allow children to interact with the Whaling Museum's collections in a meaningful way that teaches them about the artifacts they see through fun games and activities.
Above is a wrap-around cover I did; the final book will have text over it. The paintings were designed to focus on the artifacts and history of Nantucket in a child-friendly, non-graphic-side-of-whaling manner. The paintings below are a small selection of the many works I did for the book. The rest can be viewed in the book when it is completed. All illustrations were done with a mixture of watercolor and photoshop painting.
Brant Point Lighthouse
The Legend of Maushop
(a Wampanoag tale)
Scrimshaw Bicorn Horse Pie Crimper
(it's a side view but the thing actually has two horns)
(yes, it is scary)
(a sperm whale's favorite food)