Birds in Art
Posted 4 years ago and submitted by Melissa Washburn | Share link:

Bird illustrations inspired by 19th century Arts & Crafts textile patterns, but depicting species native to my area of the Midewestern U.S.

These were created for submission to a bird-themed art exhibit in conjunction with the 2017 Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, an event that brings together bird enthusiasts, scientists, and yes, even illustrators for a week of lectures, birdwatching hikes, and networking.

Melissa Washburn
Tel: (1) 219-916-6893

I specialize in unique, nature-inspired work for editorial, packaging, and advertising. I am based in Northwest Indiana, but grew up in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in… Show more.

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Profile updated 20th October, 2020
Member since 2nd January, 2017
2012-2013 Indiana Arts Commission IAP Grant
Quarto Publishing Group, Workman Publishing, Smithsonian Magazine, Edible Michiana, Charlotte Home and Garden, Keweenaw Coffee Works, Spirituality and Health Magazine, Indiana Dune…
I had the pleasure of commissioning Melissa to create a fundraising illustration for dragonfly conservation. Melissa not only delivered a captivating image, on deadline, she also went above and beyond by hand-coloring each and every one of her prints. Melissa is a talented professional who understands the big impact of small details and going the extra mile. I wholeheartedly endorse Melissa as an illustrator, a professional, and a genuinely nice person.
— Molly Schafer, Artist & Director of Endangered Species Print Project