Scientific Artist & Illustrator
Ayeesha McComb is a classically trained modern artist that is exploring science illustration using traditional and contemporary techniques.
Currently working on:
Exhibition of Australian birds titled 'Birds of Prey'.
Community awareness project of wildlife on the Central Coast.
Winner of 2017 Margret Senior Award.
Judges were Australia Parks and Wildlife Service & by acclaimed artists Trevor Weeks and Prue Sailor.
Although versed in many illustration forms, currently focusing on acrylic and graphite for illustrations and Photoshop for infographics.
Exhibitions and publications
2018 Naturalist , Wattspace Gallery, 12 July - 5 August
2018 Animals in Art and Music, Newcastle Museum, Newcastle 26 April
2018 Illustrators Alive, Newcastle Museum, Newcastle 14 - 15 April
2017 Natural History Illustration Margret Senior Award, the University Gallery, Callaghan November - Winner
Check out our exhibition work at this link: https://www.nhigradshow.com/ayeesha-mccomb
2017 Botanica: In Sickness and in Health, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney 6 - 28 May
2017 Extinct and Endangered, Willoughby Council exhibition March
2016 Australia and New Zealand Entomology Competition
2016 Friends of the University of Newcastle 2016 Student Art Prize, The University Gallery, Callaghan September - October
2016 Australia and New Zealand Entomology Competition (second place in Black and White Illustration)
2016 Published in University of Newcastle handbook, Art & Design Research Guide 2016 pg23, with Sea Star poster
2016 Published online in the University of Newcastle's Creative Showcase, Design Showcase
2016 Botanica at Farm Cove, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney April - May
2016 Extinct and Endangered: When Nature Calls, Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Natural History Illustration Degree University Of Newcastle
HD average, two subjects before completion
Graphic Design Diploma Hornsby TAFE
Completed 2011, concentrated on Illustration, exhibited in Final Year Exhibition
Fine Arts Degree University of Newcastle
Completed 2008, exhibited in Final Year Exhibition 'Segway'