Buzzing Artistry: Drawings Showcasing Nature's Pollinators

May 13, 2023

Bees, those tiny but mighty creatures, have long captivated the hearts of artists and nature enthusiasts.
For the past two weeks, I've been fully immersed in portraying a collection of Irish pollinators, including bees, bee flies, and one majestic moth. 

My colour pencil drawings show:

  1. Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva)
  2. Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum)
  3. Red-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
  4. Common Carder Bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum)
  5. Large Carder Bumblebee (Bombus muscorum)
  6. Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum)
  7. Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria)
  8. Marsham's Nomad Bee (Nomada marshamella)
  9. Brown-footed Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile versicolor)
  10. Red Mason Bee (Osmia bicornis)
  11. Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum)
  12. Hairy-footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes)
  13. Pied Hoverfly (Scaeva pyrastri)
  14. Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)
  15. White-jawed Yellow-face Bee (Hylaeus confusus)
  16. Tiger Moth (Arctia caja)

Each of these pollinators holds a unique place in Ireland's rich biodiversity, and my artwork aims to showcase their incredible beauty and contribution to our natural world.