Debra Jane Carey
2006-Current Illustrator & President Interaction Art, Inc. Bradenton, FL
2010-Current Holiday Customer Service, Floral Design Bradenton, FL
1991-2006 Customer Service Administrator, Fine Artist, Writer Self-employed
Cary, IL & Bradenton, FL
2002 Educator Ringling College of Art & Design Continuing Studies Sarasota,
1978-1991 Customer Service Administrator Asahi/America, Inc. Malden, MA
Honors & Activities
2019 Illustration Middlebury College Program Environmental Studies 2018
Illustration student bachelor thesis University Prague,
2011 Illustration The Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Nice, France, 2010
Illustration, graphic design and manufacturing Quality level 3 US Government
Printing Office, 2009 Radio interview NPR, 2009 Published Illustration "The
Orchid in Representational Culture" Dr. Emrys Myles Chew Khean Aun, Editor
Malayan Orchid Review, 2008 Solo Article & Illustration "The Meeting of Art
and Science" Tiffany Sawyer, Writer Home & Design Magazine, 2006
Illustrator/graphic design Poster "American Orchid Society education award"
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL, 2005 Contributing Author "Ten
Steps: A Course in Botanical Art & Illustration, Vol. III O.M. Briada, 1999
Illinois Outstanding Master Gardener Award University of Illinois
Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener Program.
2010 Museum of Science and Industry, 2009 South Florida Museum, 2009 Bok
Tower Gardens National Historic Landmark, 2009 Key Deer National Wildlife
Refuge, 2004 The International Orchid Conservation Congress II, 2001 Marie
Selby Botanical Gardens.
2010 Caladesi & Honeymoon Island State Park, Fort Mountain State Park, Fort
Yargo State Park, Blue Spring State Park, Cloudland Canyon State Park, New
River State Park, 2009 Ochlockonee River State Park, Lake Griffin State
Park, Colt Creek State Park, FL Div of Forestry.
2015-2019 Collection Creative Converting, 2011-2013 Illustrations Wild Cotton T-shirt Brand, 2010 Illustration 84
room hotel Boca Raton, FL, 2009 Published Illustration "Hoping for Spring"
Bishop Kay Ward IBOC Bethlehem, PA, 2008 14 illustrations reproduced for
home Naples, FL, 2008 Before & After T-shirt Brand, 2007 Illustration &
Graphic Design ShKx Brand.
2009-2011 wall murals, 2010 oil painting on antique table, 2006 residential
portrait watercolor and Carmella watercolor.
Collectors Chicago, Denmark, Germany, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Hawaii,
2008-2009 Juror annual holiday art contest, Neal Communities, Lakewood
Ranch, FL, 2006 & 2008 Site-Curator, Bradenton Geckofest art in public
places, City of Bradenton, Bradenton, FL, 2004 Asst. Curator, International
Orchid Conservation Congress II, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Sarasota, FL,
1998-2000 Event Coordinator/Juror, "Little Womens Works" K-12 art in public
places, Art Council of McHenry County, Crystal Lake, IL, 1998-1999 Educator
& Juror, University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service 4H Program,
Woodstock, IL, 1993-2000 University of Illinois Cooperative Extension
Service Master Gardener Program, Woodstock, IL.
Surface Pattern Design In progress
Photoshop In progress
Floral Design In progress
Faux and Architectural Finishing Sarasota School of Faux & Architectural
Master Studies Pre 20th Century Illustration OM Art 01/2002
Botanical Art & Illustration Morton Arboretum 09/1998
Master Gardener University of Illinois Extension Service 1/1993 - 1/2000