Sam “Scālz” Garcia Jr.



I am a fine artist and illustrator known for a diverse approach to creating images of fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.


My art has been used in packaging and advertising, as well as for awards. My best known art is my detailed pen and ink, acrylic and watercolor images of tropical fish. Many of my subjects have scarcely been depicted in art despite their popularity in the aquarium and vivarium hobbies! I am currently creating a large collection of works to be displayed in several venues during 2013-2014.

I am very connected to my subjects as I have worked in public aquariums and zoos, the aquarium and pet industry and as a conservationist and naturalist for at least 25 years!