December 1st was Antarctica Day, celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959. The Treaty recognizes Antarctica as a preserve for peace and science, and originally went into effect with 12 signatories. Today 50 nations recognize it! Reflecting on Antarctica Day, here’s a few sketches from my first time down south as artist-in-residence with Quark Expeditions in 2006. Read more in my Antarctica project and check out #AntarcticaDay on Twitter to follow other peoples’ experiences!

Ushuaia Mountains, en route to Antarctica. 6.5″ x 17″ ink & watercolor, 2006
Evening Ice, Heading South, 8.5″ x 6.5″ ink, watercolor & gouache, 2006, sold
Snow Hill Island Emperor Penguins, 6.5″ x 17″ ink, watercolor, & gouache, 2006, sold
From the Bridge of the Kapitan Khlebnikov, 12″ x 10″ ink, watercolor & gouache 2006, sold