I'm a freelance illustrator and concept artist based in the North East of England. You can see a portfolio of my artwork on my website: http://www.rosemaryartist.com/
Originally, I'm from Birmingham (U.K.) but I've lived in many places including South Korea, which I fondly refer to as my second home. I have an MA in Concept Art for Games and Animation with Distinction. Currently, I'm a Lecturer in Concept Art at Teesside University where I teach drawing, digital painting and pre-production for film and games to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
I specialize in Creature Design. My artwork explores the development of creatures through drawing, informed by existing animal anatomy and practice-based research methods. I enjoy experimenting with different approaches to creature design. The outcomes can be highly unique, for example, when beginning a creature through systematic changes to existing animals or through more chaotic mark-making.
Recently, I’ve been working on analysing the anatomical structure of the imaginary creatures that I create: http://www.rosemaryartist.com/creatureanatomy
Hello! My name is Jill Shipman, I am a Ph.D. student in Volcanology and am also pursuing film studies (with an emphasis in directing) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). I have always been involved in some sort of creative endeavor; acting, dancing, directing, photography, drawing, and making costumes and jewelry. For quite some time I felt that by compartmentalizing my artistic and scientific interests I was Dr. Jekyll and “Mrs.” Hyde. Several years ago, I decided to merge my interests wherever possible and haven’t looked back since. This decision has led to several collaborative art-science projects and my involvement to grow the art-science community at the American Geophysical Union. I am thrilled to be a part of this residency program and look forward to working with my collaborator Rosemary Chalmers.
Much like Mount St Helens, Bezymianny and Shiveluch Volcanoes in Kamchatka, Russia erupted in a very similar manner. To better understand the likelihood of devastating eruptions like these occurring in the future we must understand their respective systems. My past work includes using analytical chemistry to analyze mineral compositions of volcanic products and conditions of magma storage.
"Life in the Infrared" is a short film project I directed about the use of thermal infrared imaging. Where volcanologist Dr. Jonathan Dehn from the UAF Geophysical Institute explains case studies from applications in volcanology and arctic biology.
I am inspired by the thrill of discovery, beautifully crafted images, and the sights and sounds of an unforgettable moment. A great story that digs its claws into me and won’t let go, by sounds that transport me to another world, an emotional response that gives me chills and a flood of nostalgia, a sense of wonder and excitement.
Why collaborate across disciplines?
I think that true innovation comes through unlikely relationships and interdisciplinary work. I see collaboration as a chance to explore new perspectives on learning and communicating both art and science. I believe that the creative process is important not only in communicating science but to scientific discovery itself. I can’t wait to see where this collaborative journey takes us!