Weevil by Russell

Mark Ines Russell (1949- )
Weevil (Rhopalomesites tardyi), 1998.
Watercolour, 495 x 360 mm.

Mark Russell is an example of a scientist turned artist. Initially trained as an entomologist, his combined love of beetles and art resulted in a series of exceptional drawings of weevils. His watercolours, worked in the super-realist style, have received praise for their outstanding scientific accuracy.

This drawing of the holly weevil is an excellent example of his microscopic attention to detail.

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