Sea Monsters Unearthed! Ancient and Modern Environments
Geologic period: Cretaceous
The quality of the fossils recovered from the Angolan coastline is outstanding: Even small structures can be seen and studied.
One of the areas of special interest for the Projecto PaleoAngola team was the inner ear canal of Mosasaurus sp., found in the gut contents of a larger mosasaur. The detailed structure of the canals show that Mosasaur sp. was an agile swimmer, not prone to motion sickness. Scientists see this sort of structure in especially nimble modern swimmers, like dolphins and porpoises, today.
Other samples of work for Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History:
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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In addition to the time she spends painting, Karen finds time now and again to serve as a guest speaker, lecturer and instructor to museum groups, professional organizations, schools and universities. She has also presented master classes in art and digital painting at universities in the U.S.
Karen has delivered recent presentations for these institutions and groups:
Originally trained in the classical techniques of illustration and painting, Karen frequently speaks on the transition to a digital world, and on the challenges and benefits this transition poses for artists, clients and viewers. She conducts professional seminars on painting, illustration and digital image creation, and also offers specific programs tailored to the needs of professional groups or classroom instructors.
To contact Karen about a speaking engagement, just drop her a note or call her studio.
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