Zooartistica is the paleo-art illustration portfolio site of JA Chirinos an enthusiastic, imaginative illustrator and an alumni of the School of Visual Arts who misses NY a bunch but now enjoys the quiet suburbs of Washington DC. Inspired by maybe too many Godzilla movies and Sci-fi cartoons from the 70s and 80s he began illustrating creatures of all types at very early age both real and imaginary. His artistic career finally inclined to paleo-art thanks to the works of Mark Hallett, James Gurney, Gregory S. Paul, and Raul Martin to whom he looks up to and hopes to be like when he grows up.
JA’s artworks have been used in various scientific and educational articles all over the world such as Science Illustrated, Scholastic books, the BBC’s website Nature Prehistoric Life and the National Geographic’s series Monster Fish, to name a few. Click on the ‘Publications’ link on the left to preview some of these works.