Born and raised in Montgomery County Maryland, Shay McCafferty is a 24 year old artist pursuing a career in medical and scientific illustration. She has her Associates in Fine Arts from Montgomery College and is currently enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art, majoring in drawing with a concentration in printmaking.
Growing up in the small town of Damascus, Maryland, Shay found herself caught between two passions. A love for the beautiful game of soccer, as well as her creative spirit for the visual arts. After two torn ACLs, two sprained MCLs, two torn menisci and a concussion, she felt it was time to focus mainly on her artwork. Shay draws inspiration from her background as an athlete and her interest in how the human body functions. Shay also draws inspiration from the natural world and how every living organism has a purpose. Her artwork explores the journey of life and death while symbolically addressing subconscious thought.
To learn more about Shay’s artwork, follow her on instagram: @shay_mccafferty