Carmel Mercado is a self-taught 2D/3D artist who primarily works with mixed media and acrylics on canvas. She also does mural art, children's illustration, and paper mache sculpture. Outside of art, Carmel is a dog mom of 2 Australian Cattle Dog rescues, a board-certified pediatric ophthalmologist, and your quintessential nerd who appreciates bad puns.
You may notice that many of the subjects 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.