Drawing is my primal source of expression and investigation, although not limited to traditional methods by combining marks made physically on paper and other surfaces and virtually in digital forms I seek to capture the movement and changes made by and within the structure the human body. By constructing structures and making films I have revealed something of the growth and movement of tissue. The physical movements I have made in the process mirrors some of those the surgeon makes - the gestural mark on the skin and tissue scarring the body, revealed on paper, metal plate and in virtual form

Work at University of the Arts Camberwell where I studied for an MA in Drawing can also be seen on my blog page

 I am currently a PhD research student at the University of the Arts London my thesis title is

"Extending the field of drawing the body: fine art anatomical drawing and its relationship to developing medical technologies and procedures."

 I am studying the haptic nature of drawing and medical practice. My director of studies is Professor Stephen Scrivener based at Chelsea College, second supervisor Professor Deanna Petherbridge CBE. Mr Neil Shah consultant maxillofacial surgeon at The London Hospital acts as third clinical supervisor.

Research work involves collaborative practice with surgeons, medical students and scientists. This work has included exploring the role of drawing and drawing like activities in fine art practice and within the field of medicine and medical education. The research has also involved studies into the use and development of virtual learning systems as both a tool for learning and for data capture and collection. Investigation into the use of the EYESI ophthalmic simulator has been undertaken with the support of Mr George M Saleh, 
Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon and Director of Simulation Training at Moorfields hospital together with consultant ophthalmologists at Miss Narciss Okhravi and Mr Ananth Viswanathan.

Work at Kings College Dental Institute using the hapTEL virtual learning system has been undertaken with the cooperation of Professor Mark Woolford, Professor Margaret Cox and Dr Jonathan San Diego. Research includes observation of students at different stages of their medical education, comparison of different haptic and virtual learning tools and the development of drawing schemes to support perceptual awareness and motor skills. 

Thanks for photography to Nigel Fleet 

 Research papers available at


Member of British Women Artists


UAL web information


 Jenny Wright's Axis artist profile