I am Claudia Cárceles Román, the artist behind Papaver Art.

Originally from Spain but currently living in the small Caribbean island of Grenada, working as a medical illustrator for St. George's University. 

I am biologist, graduated from the University of Girona, Spain in 2014 and obtained a master in Scientific iIlustration in 2018 by the ZUYD University and Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

I am experienced in traditional techniques such as watercolor, graphite, color pencil, acrylics, ink.

Once in a while I like to immerse myself in the world of 3D and animation using programs such as ZBrush and Cinema 4D. 



Clau & Noni


Graduate in Biology by the University of Girona, Spain. 2010-2014
Master in Scientific Illustration by the ZUYD Univeristy, the Netherlands. 2016-2018


Adobe Photoshop,                        Procreate
             Illustrator                        ZBrush
             InDesign                          Cinema 4D
             After Effects                    
             Premiere Pro



Dugong cover illustration - Selected as a finalist in the sixth edition of the international prize for scientific illustration

                                                      and nature Illustraciencia, 2018.
                                                      Exhibited at the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN), Madrid. December 2018

Luffa aegiptiaca - Highly commended at the Margaret Flockton award, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 2020.

Mona monkey - Selected as a finalist with special mention on the eighth edition of the international prize for scientific
                              illustration and nature illustration, 2021. 

                             Exhibited at the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN), Madrid. November 12- Dec 12 2021

Endangered Seabirds - First prize on the first edition of the Seabird Illustra organized by Seabird Ecology. 2022


'Illustrating for animal conservation. Recovery of dugong population in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.'                     ISBN 978-94-92741-08-0 Master thesis of Scientific illustration, Maastricht 2018.

           Available in digital format, simply contact me.

Bald uacari
          Published in the book "Primates. Biología, comportamiento y evolución".

          Miquel Llorente Espino. Editorial Lynx. June 2019. 9788416728145 (p.147)


Illustrations for: Bridging the Divide: the Widening Gap Between Basic Science and Clinical Research
            Matthew Carvey (BSc, EMT-P, FP-C) Woong Kee Baek  (MD, MBA) and Robert Hage (MD, PhD, DLO, MBA).
            Department of Anatomical Sciences, St. George’s University, Grenada. 
            Translational Research in Anatomy, Elsevier. 2021

"Impacte dels residus plàstics en organismes marins: avaluació de la bioacumulació de plastificants i
retardants de flama"

             Berta Sala Solà. PhD program “Analytical Chemistry and Natural Environment ”. Barcelona University, CSIC. 2022


References and portfolio are available under request