Carlisle illustration;                           skeleton, after Leonardo Davinci

Carlisle illustration;                           skeleton, after Leonardo Davinci


     “O C” (C Olivia) Carlisle, Alumna, University of Georgia (UGA), Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Lamar Dodd School of Art (LDSOA), BFA Scientific Illustration, studied medical, botanical, entomological specimens and other natural subjects. She creates detailed renderings using carbon pencil & dust, graphite, watercolor, pen & ink, digital illustration and graphic design techniques.

      Her 2016 drawing class in natural science illustration, Drawing To See, Light, Form, Value, Line, at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia (SBG), received many compliments from her students; additionally requesting further instruction. One student, a candidate for the "Master Gardeners" certificate program at the SBG received two "Art Instruction" credits for her participation in this class.

"OC" will teach a four class series, Botanical/Natural Science Illustration, February 2018 at the SBG. For Registration < >    

Additionally, Carlisle has shown her illustrations, fine art and photography in invitational, juried and solo exhibitions in the Southeast and beyond, receiving several awards along the way.  Her most treasured award, the Joshua Laerme Award for Excellence in Scientific Illustration, "Danaus plexippus nectaring an Echinacea purpurea", was given by Professor Gene Wright, Chair, Scientific Illustration, LDSOA, UGA. 

     Recent juried exhibitions include: Guild of Natural Science Illustrators; LDSOA Scientific Illustration and Georgia Regents University [2010 - 2014]. Carlisle’s illustrations, fine art and photography have been shown in juried, invitational and solo exhibitions in Albuquerque NM, Washington DC area and the Southeast. Her works are included in displays and permanent collections at HQ USAF, Pentagon and HQ USDA, Washington DC (Photography). Additional works have appeared in regional, national publications and books and are for sale at the Georgia State Botanical Garden, Athens, GA;   Always, Always Flowers, Athens, GA;  Avid Bookshops, Athens GA and Goodness Grows, Lexington, GA.

     Prints of her art works  were on display in a four year solo exhibition, School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), Candler Hall, UGA. General Eugene Habiger, USAF, Ret, SPIA Board of Visitors, recommended the exhibition of Carlisle’s art works to SPIA's former Dean Stephanie Lindquist. A number of these works highlight Carlilsle’s UGA illustration studies as well as fine art and photography completed during her BFA studies at UGA, both within and outside of classes.

    Carlisle designed her Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary  Studies degree program in Visual Communications at American University, Washington, DC. Part of a work-study scholarship, this degree was the first of its kind with emphasis on photography, graphic design and journalism that satisfied the Visual Information requirements for her federal government career. 

Southern Distinction magazine published an extensive article detailing Carlisle's art career and her scientific illustration course of studies at UGA. A collection of her illustrations are included with the article (Issue 3.3 2015, page 63 - 70) On line as of January 2016. 


Art projects, commissions, field trips and classes continue. Stay tuned . . .

• Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, (World-wide organization).  Presentations at two national conferences.
• Athens Art Association, Georgia, juried exhibitions.
• Athens Photography Guild, Georgia, juried exhibitions.

• Graphic Design presentations, Sports Car Club of America, three National Conventions