Artist Statement Submitted 2014Debra Carey a wildlife illustrator and writer, brings nature to life by highlighting, in breathtaking detail the magic of plants and animals. Nature subjects are rendered using pre-20th century illustration techniques of form, translucency and depth. Within the matrix, negative space allows the viewer to journey and discover my depiction of natural interactions. Surprise and learning revealed through narrative of the ecosystem or micro-habitat culminate in an understanding of each unique association.
Four years of certification and master studies has developed her art, resulting in fine draftsmanship and a thorough understanding of the subject matter. Her illustration and graphic design has earned a quality level three with the US Government Printing Office.
She has taught Illustration at Ringling College of Art & Design, Florida, also curator and chair of art exhibits and art in public places projects. Debra collaborates with organizations on resale product that supports programs.