May Jernigan, Illustrator
OSPREYS IN THE OUTFIELD
May Jernigan is an artist who specializes in scientific illustration. A native of Saint Louis, Missouri, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she spent time observing and drawing specimens at the Field Museum. She continued her art education earning a Graduate Certificate in Science Illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay. Her specialties include ink drawings, watercolor and gouache, and digital painting.
May is a frequent visitor to Sanibel Island having vacationed there with her family for many years. Her most recent Sanibel adventure involved an internship with J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. May has an abiding love for the wide variety of birds and wildlife that call Sanibel home. When not drawing them, you can find her in the Refuge taking wildlife photos.