I was trained as an illustrator at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco earning a BFA, and before that, a BA in theatre and dance. The original emphasis in art was theatrical poster design. Then came the work as an animal keeper, which filtered into the art, and stayed there. So, animals and theatric lighting are evident in much of my work, along with a pretty odd sense of humor.

I do take commissions, and have done both animal and people portraits, but what I prefer is a general “I really love wombats and vikings. What can you do?” My prices usually vary by size, but sometimes my excitement level on a project can make a difference! I paint in oils and sculpt my animal pieces in porcelain. Larger life-sized human sculpture portraits are done in a high fire stoneware. Bronzes can be done, but just to warn you, they are very costly and take a long time.

Feel free to write and ask questions, give comments, or just shoot the breeze!


For beginning artists of every age Nadya has published an introductory book on the basic principles of art called:

Basic Principles of Making a Good Picture

By Nadya Geras-Carson
Illustrations by - Don Carson

This book can be purchased through Amazon by clicking the image to the right.