About Juliet

Art and Science. For some, two distinct and largely alien cultures; for others, complementary ways of probing reality.

In addition to communicating medical information, I would like to add a creative and personal element to the cold and clinical world of science. I aim to convey the body's beauty and aesthetic value.

An interest in the human body originally steered me into a Physiology Degree and its aesthetics guided me to Art College.

My specialities range from detailed highly realistic watercolours to a much looser drawing style where I use a simple but expressive and fluent line to give scientific subject matter (including the figure) a much warmer aesthetic feel, making it appeal to a more general public. I have applied my style to popular science/health/medical reference books for both young and adult readers. It has also been used in a wider range of illustration contexts such as hospital patient information leaflets, medical conference brochures, book cover illustrations and editorials.

Bringing together qualified medical experience with highly skilled illustration techniques has allowed me to pursue a medical illustration profession: for me a means of applying my own personal visual language to a specialist background knowledge in science.

The Great Masters studied nature to understand and represent the aesthetics of the human body and its place in creation in a way that would educate and appeal to their public. This same beauty of science created the bridge between the two chapters of my career path.

My intention is that my work should reflect the contrasting approach taken by artists and scientists in their visual explorations of the body: both its appearance and how it functions.