Skye Young earned a Master of Arts in Scientific Illustration from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Maastricht, The Netherlands.  Her published thesis was on illustrating beekeeper management for the hobby beekeeper and she hopes to continue raising awareness for pollinator health. 

Additionally, she received her BFA in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a concentration in Scientific and Preparatory Medical Illustration and a minor in Biology.

She interned with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History under Alice Tangerini for Botanical Illustration where she illustrated a new species of bean, Sesbania marchionica that will be added to the museum's collections.   Skye also worked with botanist Pedro Acevedo during her internship, restoring scans of 19th century botanical illustrations and preparing them for print, and post-internship with contract work preparing the original annotated text for re-print.

She has also done work with Maastricht University's MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine and participated in multiple shows highlighting the importance of scientific & medical illustration in the scientific community



November 15 & 16 2019

HIL, Liverpool, England, UK



at SPPC, Richmond, VA

Artist interview date TBD