News & Blog Posts from Medical-Artist.com
Institute of Medical Illustrators Conference 2013
4th & 5th October 2013
We have just returned from another great IMI conference, this time held in Leicester. It was a great event with a wide variety of interesting speakers as well as a good trade show and exhibition of the award winning entries to this years IMI awards.
As there is so much to say about conference, including winning more awards for our medical illustrations we have written up a full Institute of Medical Illustrators Conference 2013 report.
Association of Medical Illustrators Conference 2013
17th, 18th & 19th July 2013
This was the first time we have attended an Association of Medical Illustrators conference in North America. We were flattered to be invited to give one of the talks on our experience in producing medical illustrators for mobile devices. Tim gave this talk to a very welcoming audience on the 18th July. You can use this link to get a copy of the talk notes. Use this link if you want to read our full report on the AMI Conference 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Joanna Culley is a Finalist in Elsevier's - Netter Illustration Contest
1st July 2013
Announced only recently we firstly congratulate the medical art 2012 competition winner, Medical Artist Paul Kim. The challenge to create an original illustration with a purpose to show spatial relationships of the nerve root and surrounding structures. Competition created by Book Publisher Elsevier, and the contest winner's work could replace Netter's image in the Atlas of Anatomy! With a grand prize of $5,000.
Joanna Culley entered her original artwork and it was announced she was one of the finalists in this international medical art competition and we feel proud about it. See here for full review http://www.netterimages.com/competition/index.php
Medical-Artist.com Secure Long Term Business Enterprise
29th May 2013
Joanna Culley and her Medical-Artist.com team are proud to announce their new relationship with EIDO healthcare at http://www.eidohealthcare.com. We shall be providing illustrations on a monthly basis for the foreseable future and we are looking forward to supplying some of our best medical illustration work, to be used in patient consent forms througout the UK National Health Service. EIDO Healthcare was established in June 2000 in response to the growing need in the UK healthcare sector for improvements to the informed consent process. With an ethos that patients need to be properly informed so that they can share in the decision-making process before any medical intervention, and clinicians need support in order to provide timely and comprehensive information to their patients, then we are proud to be part of this revolution in patient consent form care.
Medical-Artist.com Team at Medical Artists Association Conference UK
19 April 2013
Joanna & Tim attended this years Medical Artists Association of Great Britain annual conference in Liverpool. The conference was well attended and it was good to meet up with so many familiar faces. The talks were of a high standard and the organizers had put on a very varied programme of different talks for the medical artist delegates.
Read the full report on the 2013 MAA Conference in Liverpool.
Our 1% for the Planet Donation to DSWF
12 April 2013
At Medical-Artist.com we donate 1% of our entire turnover to environmental causes each year as we are part of the 1% for the Planet Organisation. We are very happy to be supporting the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation with our first donation since joining the 1% for the Planet movement. David Shepherd is an internationally famous artist who has spent the majority of his life campaigning for environmental causes. Joanna has admired his work for many years and has attended previous events.
Joanna has been a long time supporter of DSWF and therefore they were a natural choice for the donation. Joanna & Tim were invited to David's house, personal studio and gallery to present him with the cheque personally. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and it was great to learn more about the work of DSWF, especially protection of the tiger and the anti-poaching projects that they fund. If you are a 1% for the Planet member or are considering becoming one the DSWF is a very worthy recepient of your donations.
Medical-Artist.com at the AMI Conference 2013
18 March 2013
We are proud to annouce that Tim Butler from the Medical-Artist.com team will be speaking at this years Association of Medical Illustrators conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event is taking place from the 17th to the 20th July is an opportunity for medical illustrators from across North America and the world to discuss issues in the industry and learn from each other.
We are very pleased that Tim has been invited to speak at the conference on the evolution and development of mobile devices in relation to their use and medical applications. As a business we have extensive experience in delivering medical illustrations for projects for mobile devices and in some cases creating the full mobile device centric project. If you want to know more about how we can help you with a mobile device orientated project please contact us and if you would like to read more information on the forthcoming AMI conference in Salt Lake City please go to their conference teaser page, until the full conference site is published.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to You All!
24 December 2012
We would like to wish all of our customers, partners and readers of our website a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the whole Medical-Artist.com Team. 2012 has been a great year for us and we are looking forward to 2013 after a well earned Christmas break.
Please note that the studio will now be shut the entire time from midday 24th December 2012 to the 2nd January 2013. We will be picking up email intermitantly during this time and clients with live projects have our mobile phone numbers just in case!
In case you missed it or want to read it again here is our Winter email newsletter and we hope that you all like our latest Christmas card design. Have a great festive break.
Joanna & The Medical-Artist.com Team
Our Top 5 Picks From The World of Science and Art in 2012
28 November 2012
Science and art would be considered by most people to be poles apart, with one having no bearing on the other. Well, working in this industry we all know that’s not true. Art and science does mix together. Read and see clips on the most current and innovative projects.
Our Award Winning Illustrations from the IMI
21 September 2012
We are very proud to announce that Joanna from medical-artist.com received awards for her illustrations of anatomy last week, from the Institute of Medical Illustrators, IMI in the UK. She was at the conference with Tim Butler having collected her certificates at the awards night of 1 Gold and 2 Silvers. Permission to enter the awards kindly granted by Copyright holders Alex Kutikov and Todd Morgan owners of drawMD and Dr Sam Alberti from the Royal College of Surgeon's. Where both parties had originaly commissioned Joanna to create the medical artworks. Read the full report on the IMI 2012 Conference in Glasgow.
Further Professional Memberships for Medical-Artist.com
21 June 2012
Joanna has always been a Member of the Medical Artists Association of Great Britain following her accreditation as a Medical Artist, however we have decided to expand of professional memberships. In response to our growing number of clients outside of the UK we now have membership of The Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), based in Lexington, Kentucky. You can read more about the AMI on their website www.ami.org
We have also decided to join the Institute of Medical Illustrators as they bring together the disciplines of clinical photography, medical art, illustration, graphic design and video within healthcare. As our range of services has expanded in response to our client's needs the IMI's coverage of a wider range of related disciplines is a good fit for the kinds of digital medical visualisation services we are increasingly performing. www.imi.org.uk
Medical-Artist.com Joins 1% for The Planet
12 May 2012
We are proud to say we have made a commitment to the planet and have signed up to 1% for the Planet. 1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. We embrace the notion that the sustainability of the natural environment is fundamental to the sustainability of business.
Our commitment it to give 1% of our gross turnover to one or more environmental charities that each year we feel needs it the most.
Our first cause will be the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to support work for the wild Tiger, a charity that Joanna has been passionate about for a number of years now. You can read about their work at www.davidshepherd.org.
(There is no change to our charging, as these donations will be funded from the business profits and we would urge other companies to join the 1% for the Planet organisation).
RCS - Anatomy of an Athlete Video
19 April 2012
The Royal College of Surgeons of England promotional video for the Anatomy of an Athlete Exhibition
featuring Joanna Culley from Medical-Artist.com as one of the four participating medical artists
The Royal College of Surgeons have now released a promotional video on YouTube for the Anatomy of an Athlete exhibition. As one of the four medical artist contributors Joanna features in this short video. Please support the exhibition which is at The Royal College of Surgeons', London until the 29th of September 2012.
Royal College of Surgeons of England - Anatomy of an Athlete
13 March 2012
The 13th of March saw the opening event for the Anatomy of an Athlete exhibition at The Royal College of Surgeons', London. Using artists from the MAA, find out about the latest techniques in orthopaedic surgery, innovative developments in prosthetics and the importance of training to muscle development. BBC exhibition reviews here.
Joanna Culleys exhibition used GB hockey player Richard Smith as her model, to demonstrate the benefits of exercise shown by comparing healthy anatomy to unhealthy. Find the exhibition details here at: Anatomy of an Athlete RCS, London. The heart, the knee joint and muscle fitness can all be attributed to cardiovascular & resistance training that results in increased size, amount of blood vessels and flexibility for example.
Full report on the exhibition event here.
Offical Unveiling of Southmead NHS Hospital Paintings
28 February 2012
Today saw the unveiling of the two extremely large watercolour paintings for the new NHS Southmead Hospital in Bristol. This £430 million hospital redevelopment project for North Bristol NHS Trust working in conjunction with Carillion, is due to open fully in 2014.
Joanna was commissioned by Davis&Jones to participate in working with a wide range of people involved with the Southmead Project. This ranged from attending operations to attending construction site meetings. The interaction with all of the different people involved with this huge construction project was to be the inspiration behind the artworks created.
The results were two unique paintings, due to the way that they blend the construction of the human body with the construction of the hospital building. Aptly named Body Builders and A Joint Operation, one uses the building as the backdrop and adds in elements of human anatomy and medical practice; the other takes human anatomy and brings in elements of construction and day to day life of a hospital. See the full review and the two paintings here.
Southmead NHS Hospital Paintings Completed and Scanned
30 January 2012
We were very excited when last year we were chosen to participate in creating artwork for the new NHS Southmead Hospital in Bristol. This £430 million project for North Bristol NHS Trust working in conjunction with Carillion is due to open fully in 2014. However, as the building project is continuing around a working hospital the new facilities are opening in sequence over a period.
Joanna has been working closely with Davis&Jones who are the artistic liaison for the project. The project has involved meeting with people from across the project, from clinical staff to the building contractors. We were asked to produce two paintings that brought together the building of the new hospital and the activities within the hospital to commemorate this huge construction project that has taken place while the hospital is still fully functioning.
We are now at the stage where the two artworks have been painted and are awaiting framing ready for their unveiling on the 28th February 2012. In advance of the framing the paintings have been scanned by the team at Artists Gallery Printing due to their size. Rob from Artist Gallery Printing said about the scanning of the two paintings."We are used to scanning really large detailed works of art here but these two have broken our records for size, both physically and for the file sizes they have created."
Each file of is over 8Gb in size, or to put that in perspective equivalent to around 3000 songs on your MP3 player!