Description Striped Bass are a favorite catch in Atlantic waters, as they can grow to over five feet and one hundred pounds. Their striking appearance also make them a popular subject for artists andsculptors. Populations reached drastically low numbers in the early 1980's due to overfishing and environmental problems, though they are now recovering with the help of fishing regulations. Because they spawn only in fresh water, they are particularly sensitive to pollutants in rivers such as the Hudson in New York, where twenty five percent of the coast's Bass originate.
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. As an illustrator she has worked with a range of groups and institutions, including the Smithsonian, the Encyclopedia of Life, the Marine Biological Laboratory and TEDx, Woods Hole. Tamara has a BS and MS in Biology/Ecology and 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 a recent President of the New England Chapter of the GNSI.
She also sells her designs at fairs and galleries and enjoys being involved in local creative endeavors. She hopes her illustrations will help to inspire the protection of species and their habitats as much as the creatures she illustrates inspire her.
Tamara lives in a small village near Winchester, UK, with her husband, a scientist at the University of Southampton, and their young daughter. More information and images can be seen on her website www.tamaraclark.com