Volunteering for E. Coli sampling

Shelly Smith
Shelly Smith Artist CV

I am a citizen scientist, professional artist, lover of microorganisms, painter of protozoa, and general admirer of the natural world.

I collect water and soil samples from various sources and examine them under a laboratory microscope. Working from images and live observation, I make gouache paintings and ink illustrations based on the microorganisms I observe.

My work is informed by the location the sample is collected from, drawing from historical information, environmental colors, and popular decorative motifs.