Medical Art ~ Scientific Illustration ~ Fineart and Printing
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Having begun my illustration career at Hornsey College of Art, Middlesex Polytechnic studying Scientific Illustration Degree BA Hons, which included Scientific and Medical Art. Jo continued onto St. Bartholomew’s Hospital to train under Professor Peter Cull, on the Medical Artists’ Association Postgraduate Medical Art Programme MAA Dip, studying medical art techniques and anatomy. Qualifying as a Professional Medical Artist and Member of the Medical Artists’ Association, leading onto a full-time and busy freelance career working within medical and scientific illustration.
Jo immediately became involved supporting the medical art educational charity by becoming their Honorary Secretary from 1988, and continued being involved once it transitioned to an Educational Charitable Trust, the Postgraduate Training Programme in Medical Art (MAET). Then became the Director of Education for the MAET Educational Trust 2008 to 2022, running this postgraduate course now based within King’s College, London. Currently MAET Director of Fundamental Art, concentrating on teaching core and traditional skills, required to an exceptionally high standard for this self-directed course. MAET Postgraduate course website http://www.maet.org.uk
Other venues have included University College Hospital and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London. Jo also independently completed Postgraduate Teacher Training Certificate PGCE.
For these continued medical art educational charitable works, Jo was awarded a Fellowship of the MAA, FMAA by the Medical Artists’ Association of GB whilst attending the MAA Liverpool School of Medicine Conference, 2013. And in 2023 was honoured and delighted to be Awarded the Peter Cull Medal for longstanding commitment to the MAET Educational Charitable Trust. also received in Liverpool at the 72nd Medical Artists’s Association Conference.
Alongside continuing a busy freelance medical art, scientific illustration and teaching career, Jo has worked on numerous projects for private clients, designers and publishers; which also included working in-house at Dorling Kindersley for over ten years planning design numerous projects, and preparing illustration for completion or commission. For example the BMJ Medical Library series which received an Award and coloured maps for many travel guides.
A few publication examples include: An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy (Aeillo and Dean), Core Anatomy (Pegington and Dean) and Identification to Human Teeth https://jcfineart.co.uk/identification-of-human-teeth-homo-sapiens
Teaching a variety of art techniques at workshops, Carbon dust, Ink work, Watercolour with subjects including Scientific and Botanical Illustration for the Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Member of the Medical Artists’ Association of GB https://maa.org.uk/artists/joanna-cameron/
Member of Heritage Crafts UK https://themakers.directory/craft-directory-members/joannacameron/products/
Member of the Elmbridge Natural History Society http://www.enhs.org.uk
Member of AEIMS and BIOMAB https://www.aeims.eu/artists/
Member of Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group
Fine art paintings have and are exhibited within galleries, participated in Surrey Studio Art Trails. Jo also organised the Bedhampton Charity Art Show for over a decade.
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Commissions ~ Sales
Artworks may be commisioned or purchased, being created either by traditional methods: pencil, watercolour, carbon dust or inks, or created digitally within Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, or designs within InDesign, depending on each project requirement.
Projects may be created for public or patient information, natural history articles or publications, scientific posters, medical textbooks and information texts, or for specialised operative surgical texts and design publications. Created, designed and illustrated.
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