DescriptionLobsters are members of the phylum Arthropoda, one of the most successful groups of animals in the world. Two thirds of all know organisms are Arthropods. Most of these are insects, but they also include spiders, scorpions, barnacles and the extinct trilobite.These colorful 'Crustaceans', aside from being an important staple to the fishing industry and a culinary treat, are also an interesting research subject due to their 'chemosensory perception' which allows them to sense and find food and predators, as well as other lobsters.
Tamara Clark, Hampshire, England Member Since May 2011 Artist Statement Tamara Clark is a natural science illustrator currently living in Hampshire, England, where she recently relocated from Cape Cod, MA. She works with clients from around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Encyclopedia of Life, the Marine Biological Laboratory and TEDx, Woods Hole. She also sells her designs at fairs and galleries, is involved in curating art exhibits and volunteers for local creative endeavors. She hopes her illustrations will help to inspire the protection of species and their habitats.
Tamara received a B.A. in Biology from Goucher College and an M.S. in Forest Ecology from the University of Maine. She was trained in traditional science illustration techniques at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and through the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI). She has been an active member of the Guild since 1996 and is the the outgoing President of the New England Chapter of the GNSI.
Tamara lives in a small village near Winchester, UK, with her husband, a scientist at the University of Southampton, and their small menagerie of animals. More information and images can be seen on her website www.tamaraclark.com