Ilka Bauer

  In a nutshell, I am a biologist who likes to draw. My style tends to be detailed and naturalistic, with simple compositions and the occasional foray into surrealism or abstract form. My subject matter includes the microscopic (I like moss!) and having been both a researcher and a teacher, I understand how scientists think and some of the challenges that come with conveying concepts through images. My main media are pencil, coloured pencil, and ink.  I am interested in projects that have a technical or educational component, or that explore the interface between science and art.




Homalothecium pt 2
Inshore Echoes II - Lobster Traps
New Worlds
Snack Time
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Marcia Semenoff (President) 

The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

The Island Illustrators Society does not act as an agent, but as a venue for you to contact any one of its members. You are invited to write to us at: 


Island Illustrators Society

295 View Royal Avenue

Victoria, B.C., Canada

V9B 1B3 

For information on how to become a member, click here

New Worlds