Jill Bliss

Animal Habitat Artwork : Anima – Minke Salish Sea

18″ x 24″ ink, pencil & paint on paper. 2016.

My Anima series explores the shape and form of nature in the Pacific Northwest. This minke whale is affectionately known by researchers as Nick Jagger (see the nick in his dorsal fin?). Here he’s depicted on the eelgrass meadows of southwest San Juan island’s Salmon Bank competing with the harbor seals and birds for clusters of small fish (herring, sandlance, etc.)