Scientific illustration and Wildlife Art
© 2015 Blanca Martí de Ahumada
I was born on the 24th of March 1981 in Barcelona. I studied History of Art at the University of Barcelona and graduated in June 2004. At the same time I studied Illustration at Escola de la Dona, a public school in Barcelona ( 2003-2006), and drawing at Escuela de pintura Olga Valls ( 2002-2005). I specialised in scientific Illustration through various courses at the University of Barcelona with the Galanthus Association and at the University of Valencia with the illustrator Carles Puche. I am still learning alongside the painter
Published work and exhibitions
My illustrations have appeared in various national and international publications: scientific and educational books in Catalonia, Costa Rica, Brazil and Nicaragua, and also on posters for natural parks: the Parc Natural del Montnegre i El Corredor, Parc del Foix in metropolitan Barcelona and the Dindefello Reserve in Senegal, among others. I have also illustrated teaching materials for nature resorts and animal reserves such as Molló Parc or Centre d’Estudi i divulgació del Llop Signatus. I'm currently working on projects for the publisher Zona Tropical of Costa Rica and participating in the volume Bats from the collection Handbook of the Mammals of the World.
I am currently teaching Masters Courses in Primatology at Fundación Mona and the University of Girona (2014-19) and Postgraduates courses in Knowledge of the animal world with Animal Latitude and the University of Barcelona (2016-2017). As well as drawing courses at the Fundación Mona. Since 2008, I have run drawing courses in collaboration with a range of entities, including Signatus, Centre for Research and Awareness of the Wolf, Ilustraciencia and animal latitude in the Marine Research Centre of the Barcelona City Council, El Aula Verde de la Sagrada Familia, Centro Superior de Arte y Diseño and Abella (2014-15). I have given courses at the University of Granada for the Darwin Eventur association, in Córdoba for the Ethology Masters Degree and at Barcelona’s Botanic Gardens (2013), among others.