Faculty

Teaches Introduction to Natural Science Illustration, Natural Science Illustration in Color, Advanced Techniques in Natural Science Illustration, Advanced Techniques in Color Science Illustration, and Botanical Illustration. A lifelong passion for combining art and science led to a freelance career in natural science illustration. Since 1983, she has been the primary color illustrator for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, creating hundreds of images of fish, shorebirds, marine mammals, invertebrates, marine algae, shore plants, habitats, and human models. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; and National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

Selected publications:

  • Communication Arts Design Annual, 2005
  • Seafood Watch Fact Cards, Monterey Bay Aquarium, 2005
  • Life on the Edge, BioSystems and Heyday Books, 1994
  • The Sea Is As Near As We Come to Another World, Monterey Bay Aquarium Publications, 1994
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Members' Poster, Monterey Bay Aquarium Publications, 1993
  • "Weirdly Wonderful Jellies," Sunset magazine, 1992
  • Gray Whales, Monterey Bay Aquarium Nature Series, 1991
  • "Predator or Prey?" Sunset magazine, 1991
  • Kelp Forests, Monterey Bay Aquarium Nature Series, 1990
  • Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Bay Aquarium Nature Series, 1990
  • Sea Otters, Monterey Bay Aquarium Nature Series, 1990
  • Sharks, Monterey Bay Aquarium Nature Series, 1990
  • Pacific Coast Fishes, Nature Study Guild, 1989
  • "At Home in the Forest," Pacific Discovery magazine, 1988

Science Illustration Program Coordinator and instructor. Teaches Field Sketching, Field Sketching in Color, Applied Techniques in Natural Science Illustration, Zoological Illustration and History of Scientific Illustration. Jenny combined her lifelong interests in both art and science when she began keeping illustrated field journals in 1981. Since that time, sketching natural subjects from life has continued to inspire and inform her other illustration projects, which have centered around mammals, birds, and botanical subject matter. Her special interests include studies of skeletal anatomy and describing movement through animated sequences. In 1992, Dolphin Days (W. W. Norton),for which she was the sole illustrator, won the John Burroughs Award for best book of the year in natural history.

Selected publications

  • Drawing from Life, The Journal as Art, New, Princeton Architectural Press, 2005
  • The Undressed Art, Why We Draw, Steinhard, Alfred A. Knopf, 2004
  • The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin, University of California Press, 1994
  • The Natural History of Big Sur, University of California Press, 1993
  • Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life, sixth edition, Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1992
  • The Sonar of Dolphins, Springer-Verlag, 1992
  • Aquatic California, Oakland Museum, 1992
  • Dolphin Days: The Life and Times of the Spinner Dolphin, W. W. Norton and Co., 1991
  • The Community Ecology of Sea Otters, Springer-Verlag, 1989
  • Whales, Michael Friedman Publishing Group, 1988
  • Garden magazine, September/October 1987
  • BioScience magazine, October 1987
  • Sierra magazine, 1986-87

TA for Computer Graphics & instructor for summer session Field Sketching class. Andrea holds a B.A. in Studio Art, and a B.S. & M.S. in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Andrea's strong background in marine biology and her passion for art led her to attend the science illustration program in 2015-16. She thoroughly enjoys partnering with scientists to disseminate their research findings to broader audiences and has published several illustrations in peer-reviewed journals such as Ecological Modelling and Bulletin of Marine Science.