New Personal Work Celebrating a Pioneering Naturalist
Posted 2 months ago and submitted by Melissa Washburn | Share link:

German-born Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was a pioneering naturalist at a time when it was unusual for a woman to be an artist or a scientist. Long before John James Audubon, Merian contributed greatly to our understanding of nature, traveling widely and recording the life cycle of various insects as well as exotic flora and fauna.

Melissa Washburn
Tel: 2199166893…

I specialize in editorial, packaging, and advertising illustration with work inspired by things that fly, run, and grow. I am based in Northwest Indiana, but grew up in the foothil… Show more.

Message Melissa
Profile updated 2nd January, 2018
Member since 2nd January, 2017
2012-2013 Indiana Arts Commission IAP Grant
Keweenaw Coffee, Hudson Valley Seed Library, Inspired Living, The Endangered Species Print Project
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