NYC Aquarium ‘Ocean Wonders: Sharks’ Exhibit

I’m very excited to be able to finally announce that I’m currently working with the lovely people at the Wildlife Conservation Society in the US to produce 60+ Illustrations for the ‘Ocean Wonders: Sharks’ exhibit that will be housed in the new $157 million re-build and transformation of the NYC Aquarium.

As a shark freak, this is a dream project and by far the highest profile and hugest job I’ve ever worked on (literally, with Illustrations ranging from 5cm to a whopping 4 metres!)

I’m nearly half way through the final artwork, but won’t be able to share anything until the Aquarium is re-opened in 2016. However, I have been given permission to share a sneak peek of one of the shark Illustrations from a huge shipwreck scene…

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I feel very fortunate to be working on such a fun and very worthwhile conservation project, helping to educate future generations about these amazing creatures.

Here’s an animated walk through of how the exhibit will look when finished – it looks amazing!

The June 2014 Desktop Wallpaper

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The Print

I’ve also released a print based on the June desktop Illustration called ‘Lunch!’.

To purchase a copy of the print (framed or unframed) from my Society6 print shop, please click on the image below for sizes and prices.

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The May 2014 Desktop Wallpaper

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The Print

I’ve also released a print based on the May desktop Illustration called ‘Peace & Quiet’.

To purchase a copy of the print (framed or unframed) from my Society6 print shop, please click on the image below for sizes and prices.

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