Entomological illustrator Alison Schroeer resides in Southbridge, MA, with her husband, Dr. Bryan Carella, a professor of Medieval Literature at Assumption College. They share their home with two adopted shelter dogs (discovered through Petfinder.com), an Australian Shepherd x Sheltie named Abby, and an American Eskimo mix, Sionnach. When not doing entomological illustration or creating general scientific illustrations, Alison enjoys bird watching and collecting antique natural history art.
Ms. Schroeer received an MS in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia, an MS in Forest Resources with a focus on Plant Ecology from the University of Georgia, and a BS in Plant Science from Cornell University. This rigorous education in the sciences and her direct involvement in scientific research, form the foundation of her quest for accuracy in her art.
Ms. Schroeer has worked on a contract basis as a Scientific and Medical Illustrator more than a dozen years. Her clients include hospitals, natural history museums, pharmaceutical and publishing companies, universities, and other institutions of research. Before forming Schroeer Scientific Illustration, she was Senior Biological Illustrator for Carolina Biological Supply Company, the largest supplier of scientific teaching materials in the southeast. She’s completed a Scientific Illustration Internship with Cornell University’s Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium, and was awarded the Fellows Internship in Biological Illustration with the Ichthyology Department of the California Academy of Sciences.
Alison’s artwork has been featured in numerous solo and juried exhibits throughout the United States and in Europe. She is experienced in anatomical, surgical, veterinary, entomological, botanical, ichthyological, herpetological, ornithological, mammalian, and cellular illustration.