Current Students

Merlin Strangeway


I am a London based Illustrator passionate about recording the world in all its lovely detail. Tom Waits apparently once said that the job of creativity is to provide decorations for the mind – a form of cerebral jewellery.

Whenever possible, I try to honour this idea in my work. I am currently completing my second year Postgraduate in Medical Art with the Medical Art Education Trust. I hold the post of Artist in Residence at The Harley Street Hospital in London and for the last six years have worked at the House of Illustration as an illustrator and arts educator.

Previous clients include Great Ormond Street Hospital, Wellcome Trust, Royal Free Hospital, Stafford County Hospital, British Institute of Radiology, British Library, Design Museum and Bloomsbury books. My work has been exhibited at the British Library, The Hunterian Museum of Surgery and has won international awards.

Gabriela Ekins


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Louise Hinman

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Julia Ruston

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Kat Hewitt

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Billy Leung

I am currently trainee surgeon and anatomy demonstrator based in London. I have a special interest in anatomy drawing, and educating students through the medium of drawing. My favourite medium is pen or pencil (line drawing) and oil painting. The MAET had provided me a great opportunity to acquire a wider range of illustrative skills that I can adopt for future illustration work in publications or textbooks. The part-time and flexible nature of the course allows me to continue my clinical work. The staff on the course is approachable and friendly, and highly skilled. It is a great privileged to be enrolled onto this course. The annual medical artist association (MAA) meeting provides you a great opportunity to network, as well as, chances to showcase your own work. I hope to achieve my MMAA (membership of medical artist association) and RMIP (registered medical illustration practitioner) on completion of this course in coming years.


Franchesca Corra

Francesca Corra graduated in Fine Art from The Art Academy, London in 2012 and is about to complete her training in Medical Art with the Medical Artists’ Education Trust.

This year, Francesca was awarded with The Leverhulme’s Artist in Residence Grant to collaborate with the Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford University.

Francesca has also won the Barber’s Company Award granted by The Worshipful Company of Barbers in 2013 and The Ronald Raven Award the following year for her research into the history and preservation techniques of museum specimens.

Francesca was also the recipient for The Whitaker Award of excellence from the Medical Artist’s Education Trust both in 2015 and 2016 awarded for her high standard of artwork.

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