Catherine Twomey







Catherine Twomey

Catherine Twomey

Charlottesville, VA


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My work has appeared at TED (Technology, Education and Design) MED, on national television, in National Geographic as well as multiple museums and private collections. I am honored to have won numerous international competitions, including TED, The ArtInPlace mural competition, The American Horse Publications Annual Awards among many others.

Currently my work is represented at Mud Dauber Gallery in Virginia. I recently was invited to join an Art Collective and will be presenting a one person show in the spring of 2014. I am thrilled to be combining a love of painting and sculpture, with landscapes/travelscapes and animals (horses) a primary focus. It has also been very exciting to write and teach on my blog at, which has been visited by thousands of readers.

My talented family has supported me greatly as I move from the role of medical illustrator to that of fine artist. My technical background began when I was accepted into and trained by the prestigious and exclusive Biocommunication Arts program at the University of Illinois. This groundbreaking program supplied superb instruction and an unsurpassed foundation of draftsmanship, communication skills and problem solving abilities.

A Master’s In Education assures that my teaching is everything the student of art needs. I am available for
private mentoring, either personally or online.


• One Person Show, Mud Dauber Pottery, Earlysville, Virginia, Oct. 2012 - Jan. 2013

• TED Conference: invitation to the medical division, TEDMED (Technology, Information & Design) ( as a participant, San Diego, California, 2012

• Winner of the 2010 ArtInPlace Mural Competition ( Charlottesville, Virginia; on display at Barracks Road, Charlottesville, 12 X 24' on Aluminum

• Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators (FAMI), 2009 • Exhibition at the William H. Benton Art Museum, Connecticut

• Winner of the American Horse Publications Annual Awards, First Place in Illustration for "Da Vinci Horse"

• Exclusive medical illustrator for Roche Pharmaceuticals interactive multimedia program, OTIS: Organ Transplant Information Systems –Award-winning program distributed worldwide for heart, lungs, liver and additional transplant patient education

• Accepted into League of Milwaukee Artists, 2005, juried

• Founding Member, Illustrators Partnership of America, (Top 100 Illustrators nationally)

• Salon judge and presenter, 2007 Association of Medical Illustrators Meeting, Bozeman, Montana

• 17th Annual International Exhibition of Animals in Art - University of Louisiana Veterinary School, entry juried in - only 85 accepted out of 900 applicants

• American Horse Show Association "Buy" review of The Guide to Equine Electrolytes: What Every Owner and Trainer Should Know

• International Museum of Surgical Science, juried invitational show

• Association of Medical Illustrators, Award of Excellence; Concepts in Biology

• The RX Club/Art Directors Club, NYC, Best of Medical Art, Award of Excellence

• Association of Medical Illustrators, Award of Excellence; Human Anatomy

• Association of Medical Illustrators, Award of Excellence; Biology: Visualizing Life

• The RX Club/Art Directors Club of New York City; Award of Excellence

• Association of Medical Illustrators, Award of Excellence; Human Anatomy and Physiology


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