Based in South Africa, Jessica Eggers is a pen and ink artist inspired by nature, the sea and the sky. In her drawings, she tries to capture some of life’s magnificence and to convey wonder by communicating the insights that she has gained through her experience as a marine science and fisheries management postgraduate.
She has published scientific illustrations for invertebrate classification and fish systematics and sold original art and prints to customers from across the globe. Two of her works were awarded the first price in international drawing competitions (International Seabed Authority and Festival Internacional de Imagem de Natureza (FIIN). Further she placed as a finalist in both the Illustraciencia scientific illustration competition (Spain) and the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year art competition (UK) where her piece “Peruvian Anchovies” will be on display at the Mall Galleries in September 2023.
She has held an exhibition of her works at the ‘Espaces Candide Art Gallery’ in France in 2022 (‘MER’) and is holding a semipermanent exhibition of prints of her work at The Deep Aquarium in Hull as of April 2023.
Her intrinsic knowledge of the biology and ecology of the marine world and the precision and diligence inherent to the scientific discipline are apparent in the fine detail of her art, creating a mesmerizing coalescence of what it is to observe and to imagine.