Carmel Mercado is a self-taught visual artist who dabbles in acrylic paintings on canvas, mural work, and animal illustrations. She is also a dog mom of 2 Australian Cattle Dog rescues, a board-certified pediatric ophthalmologist, and your quintessential super nerd.
You may notice that many of the animals in Carmel's paintings wear glasses. This art journey began as a way for her to connect with her pediatric patients on wearing their glasses and to teach them about eye care. Her art has since evolved into a medium through which she share a more playful perspective on life with both kids and kids-at-heart.