Since 1985, when I graduated with my M.F.A. in Medical Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology (B.A. in Biology, cum laude, University of Rochester, 1983), I have been pursuing a career as a medical and scientific illustrator from my studio on Staten Island, New York. This has been the ideal occupation for me since I get a chance to draw and learn about some of the things that interest me most—matters related to science, anatomy, and nature as well as the power and beauty of visual communication. I enjoy artistic problem solving and I like the challenge of creating images and designs that clarify, simplify, and organize complex concepts or images.
I am a Board Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI) and was honored to become a fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators (FAMI) in July 2016. In 2016 my work was part of Novartis's Keep it Pumping heart failure awareness campaign which won a MANNY (Med Ad News) Award for Best Nonbranded Campaign and an Honorable Mention DTC (direct-to-consumer) National Advertising Award for Best Disease Education Print Campaign. Vertebrate Endocrinology 5/e (Elsevier) by Dr. David Norris and Dr. James Carr, a biology text where I was the primary illustrator, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology Book Award 2014 in the Undergraduate textbook category. My work has also been recognized by the Diagnostic Marketing Association (DxMA) 2007 Creative Communication Awards for the Allergan Silicon Breast Implant Launch Campaign which I helped to illustrate.
Each week I put aside a little time to pursue printmaking at the Art Lab, the art school at Snug Harbor Cultural Institute on Staten Island. I studied for quite a number of years with the late Herman Zaage who was both my mentor and dear friend. Some of my prints can be seen in the print portfolio section of this site and I often exhibit my work at local shows including the annual Art by the Ferry exhibition.
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