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Medical illustration

Images that are scientifically accurate, visually appealing and transform complex information into visual communication tools are my speciality as a medical artist. As a professional medical artist I have advanced education in both science and visual communication. I collaborate with scientists, physicians, surgeons and other specialists to create illustrations that convey intricate concepts and methodology.

Animation and interactive media

Animations and interactive media are a novel way of communicating scientific concepts to broad audiences. Through comprehensive research including studying scientific papers, meeting with scientific experts, observing surgeries, and visiting medical pathology museums, I convey complex medical concepts via vibrant and accessible visual media.

3D models

My work can be found across the globe in scientific papers, patient information leaflets, scientific posters, medical legal artwork, surgeons and pharmaceutical websites, medical device advertising, scientific journal front covers, exhibitions, and museum leaflets. My medical artwork promotes education, research, patient care and marketing efforts.


Meet the team

Catherine Sulzmann

Medical Artist

Catherine has been a professional medical illustrator for over a decade, working with a broad range of clients such as pharmaceutical companies, marketing companies, surgeons, radiologists, cardiologists, midwives, osteopaths, art directors, printing houses, and scientific journals. 

After finishing her undergraduate in Forensic Science at the University of Central Lancashire in 2004, she obtained a Masters in Forensic Anthropology at Bradford University in 2006. Through drawing for a paper she published on carpal bones in the American Association of Physical Anthropology Journal, she discovered medical illustration and received training in Medical Art with the Medical Artists’ Education Trust (MAET) at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. 

Five years later she became a tutor with the MAET and has obtained a BETC in teacher training. She especially enjoys passing on her knowledge to the students and has revamped the MAET website ( and produced many online tutorials covering the wide range of skills needed by a medical artist. 

Currently she works as a freelance medial artist, and also at Limbs and Things in Bristol, assisting in the front end development of medical training models.  She will be starting an MPhil in September 2019 at Bristol University in the facial reconstruction of hominids, which she aims to turn into a PhD.

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Medical model master

Otto the human skeleton is an essential part of any medical artist’s office. He is well trained in staying still, posing, being disassembled and then reassembled, as well as having his head occasionally removed. Most of all he enjoys being drawn, hanging out, and being talked to when Catherine needs the company. 

Interactive 3D models


Need to commission some medical artwork? Please get in touch using the form below and we can get started discussing your project
  • Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AQ
  • 07967567553

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