Terra Dawson - Scientific IllustratorTerra Dawson is a Scientific Illustrator, based in Santa Cruz, CA. She attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where she achieved her BA in American Studies. After two years of working at a local restaurant in Santa Cruz she decided it was time to return to her greatest passion, art.

Terra has always had a love for the natural world and has sought for years to bring her passion for art and her love for nature together. In 2013 she attended California State University at Monterey Bay for her graduate study in Scientific Illustration.

She has exhibited her work at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Art of Nature exhibit and in the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History for the Illustrating Nature exhibit.

Terra has just completed a Scientific Illustrator internship at the Coastal and Marine Research Centre in Cork, Ireland. She currently works as a freelance illustrator in Santa Cruz, CA.

If you have any art related inquiries for Terra or are interested in commissioning a piece you may contact her via email tldawson8621@gmail.com.