Sam Baileigh Bloomfield
Sam was born November 30, 1990, in New York, and has always been fascinated in the connection between art and science. She attended Eckerd College in Florida, graduating in 2012 with a BS in Marine Science and a BA in Visual Arts. Sam applies her knowledge from school and travels in her illustrations.
Mangrove: ecology and identification
Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), black mangrove (Avicennia germinans), and buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) Watercolor, colored pencil, and graphite (mixed media) on illustration board; 20" x 15"
I find when you create pieces on subjects you have a good knowledge of, the finished work is much more comprehensive. Because I attended school in Florida and spent four years studying this important, and beautiful, ecosystem, I felt that Mangroves were the perfect subjects. Although I have since moved from that environment, it still holds a special place in my heart. As such, I would like to educate more people about these trees that play such an important role in our oceans.
Blurring the lines between science and art; logic and imagination