Scientific Illustration & Visualisation
I always had a strong desire to seek out, absorb, and share facts with anyone who would listen, not aware that this desire to share knowledge could be combined with my doodling tendencies.
It was on an internship making artwork for the biomedical science school at my university that I decided to become a science illustrator. After studying illustration and having a lot of emphasis placed on finding a 'niche' or specialism, I found that making science infographics, animations, and illustrations of anatomy and research about the natural world was how I wished to apply my skills.
I feel that through communicating science to people, I've found a purpose to making artwork that aligns with my values of sharing knowledge.
I use scientific art as a means of expressing the joy in factual storytelling that's been with me since my childhood, communicating scientific information visually in a way that may help others, inspire a sense of wonder, or maybe even just make somebody be able to say that they learned something new that day.
My professional approach is sensitive to your needs and those of your intended audience, and by combining our shared knowledge and curiosity we can tell your story visually in the best way possible.
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The subjects I work with include the geometric: fractals, curves, waves, contours, and the organic: wiggles, surreal objects and landscapes, fungus, sea creatures, and structures within the body. I make editorial illustrations, infographics, patterns, prints, and zines.
Interconnectedness is a big theme for me: in both a feeling of connection to my process, and in the structures of nets, webs, waves, and all kinds of bending, twisting, meandering shapes engaged in dances where they balance, blend, and merge.
The space and rhythm of this body of work hopes to reflect and capture some of this- in a way that informs, encourages and intrigues. My illustrations aim to create an otherworldly atmosphere and imagine scenarios and places that reflect the wild, the weird and the wiggly.
I am mostly based in edinburgh, but am currently staying in Maastricht and making more scientific art..
Edinburgh Science Festival
Vault City Brewing Co
Shrub swap & Re-use Hub