Medical Art – Scientific Art – Scientific Illustration – Fine Art – Appliqué – Cane Work

*During COVID-19 I am still able to undertake commissions for artwork, publications, restoration cane work, design etc. Please do make contact via the Contact Page.

Appliqué commission – Adder with mini beast selection.

Carbon Dust Workshops

Future carbon dust workshop events will be held during 2021 and will be held via a Zoom link. If you are interested in attending the next carbon dust workshop event, please send me a message.

Scientific Illustration Workshops 2021

New dates for one and two day workshops will become available soon for 2021. Introduction and exploring scientific illutration, working from beautiful natural history specimens within the Gordon Museum of Pathology, London.

Drawing Wildlife – Anatomy, shape and proportion – Saturday 21st November 2020

Suitable for beginners or those with basic drawing knowledge. Time 10am to 4pm. Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8QA. Bookings through Surrey Wildlife Trust website: Events



Fine Art – Scientific Art – Scientific Illustration – Medical Art – Medical Illustration – Natural History Illustration – Cane Work and Restoration 

My love for natural history led me on a path to being a freelance Scientific Artist, initially studying Scientific Illustration BA Hons, at Hornsey College of Art, Middlesex; further specialising with a Postgraduate in Medical Art at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital MAA, thereby becoming a full Professional Medical Artist and Member of the Medical Artists’ Association MAA. Followed by a Postgraduate Teacher Training Certificate PGCE and Awarded a Fellowship of the Medical Artists’ Association FMAA for over thirty years supporting their educational charitable works. A Member of Heritage Crafts and Elmbridge Natural History Society.

Work and subjects have continually evolved establishing a scientific freelance career, creating artworks in many fields within publishing, including artworks for medical, scientific and natural history texts. Preparing design and commissioning artworks for publication, working in-house with Dorling Kindersley for many years, working on medical and anatomy texts and travel guides. Further commissions includes first aid covers, magazines (including Which gardening magazine), packaging and brochure design; to my own fine art paintings and individual commissions for private clients and exhibition. I work in a variety of mediums from watercolour, oils, pen and inks, carbon dust, pencil work to lino printing and creating colourful material appliqués.

Being a scientific freelance Medical Artist and Illustrator, and the Director of Education since 2008 for the Medical Artists’ Education Charitable Trust MAET being the principal art supervisor and demonstrator for this specialist Postgraduate Training Programme in Medical Art based at King’s College London:

Joanna was made a Fellow of the Medical Artists’ Association FMAA in 2013′ in acknowledgement for her continual work and support of this specialist Postgraduate Educational Charity, the MAET for over 30 years.

One of a number of charities Jo continues to support, all primarily related to art, education and wildlife; including having organised the annual Bedhampton Art Show for the Manor Charitable Trust near Portsmouth for many years. A member of Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group (SARG), supporting local amphibian toad crossings each for over a decade and volunteering at public engagement events.

Amanita Amanita mascaria Fly agaric or Fly amanita
Hand sewn Appliqué artwork – Sold