Sara J Cary
Sara has been captivated by science and nature since childhood. Her interest in these subjects solidified into a career during her studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she received a bachelor's degree in neuroscience and behavior.
Living along the inspirational California coast, she developed a love for marine life. This, combined with her love of the arts, took her to Seattle, Washington. There, she attended the University of Washington and earned a graduate certificate in science illustration.
Her preferred subjects include marine invertebrates, marine algae and insects. She enjoys not only the beauty of these subjects, but exploring the mechanisms by which they function, their complex physical structures, and their interconnectedness with their environment. Illustrating the story of a subject and its relationship with its environment leads to a more complete understanding. She focuses on revealing these facets of her subjects through illustration. The science behind their beauty intrigues her.
To expose so much through illustrations requires background knowledge. Accordingly, she not only dedicates her self to her work while creating it, but also during outdoor exploration and thorough library research.
Her techniques include graphite, pen & ink, colored pencil, and digital. These techniques allow her to create detailed pieces to clearly communicate both beauty and information.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and see her work at sarajcary.com.