Painting Medical Stories…


I have been painting and sketching for over 25 years, throughout medical school, starting with the cadavers in the anatomy lab and various landscape locations in Scotland. During my GP training in Aberdeen I went to life drawing classes every week for almost 3 years. While living in the US, I was represented by Stellers Gallery Ponte Vedra Beach from 2006-2012 painting mainly seascapes of the local beaches and attended a class at Glassell School of Art Houston Texas to study Botanical Painting.

Since 2017 I have been a Producer with an Internal Medicine /Primary Care Podcast based in USA called The Curbsiders.

We broadcast an incredibly successful weekly episode that is downloaded over 100,000 times per episode rating number 2 in Apple Podcasts for medical shows. As well as script writing I paint the cover art for 25-30% of the social media advertising.

In the last 15 years I have also supported medical themed charities with art for fundraisers, including ‘Dart for Art’ supporting a crisis pregnancy centre, North Florida, Beaches Episcopal School, Jacksonville FL, East Anglian Air Ambulance, the Hamlet Centre Norwich, Rebecca’s Rainbow Heart Ebstein’s Anomaly Trust Aberdeen, Cambridge Pink Week,  the local Trussel Trust Foodbank, and ‘The Sunlight Project’ London for survivors of sexual assault.

For 11 years I’ve been involved in the Cambridge Sci-Art world, with Pint of science  paring scientists and artists to  share research with the general public through pub talks and art. Having worked with the Cambridge Brain Unit, The Stem Cell Institute, Welcome Genome Campus and MRC Cambridge, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cam Rare Disease Network and Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence,  among others.  In 2018 I  exhibited at the New York Hall of Science NYC, plus I have a piece at the University of Copenhagen and my work fronted the homepage of a genomics website.In 2019 I won best of show at creative Reactions Cambridge, and in 2024, I won Best of show at the Life Arc Translational Science Summit #LATSS2024 art exhibition for work with CamRare Disease Network.

I use several different media, changing what I do to match the project. I use Resin for my sci-art work, and Liquitex Professional acrylic for my portraits. Winsor & Newton watercolours are for my seascapes, and my portable kit to take up a mountain or down to a beach includes Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils with pen and ink.

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“Kate Grant this is beautiful! I feel very privileged that you’ve spent the time on this portrait” -BJ

“Thank you Kate for your super kind words! You make me look like I’m wearing Chanel, it's totally the artistry, you are so talented” - LG

“Awe Kate, this is amazing, thank you so much for doing this, I will treasure it xx” -LE

"Your description is as good as your painting. Great storytelling in words and pictures” -DB

“How are you finding the time to do these?! Amazing! Love our little work family. Nice to see some normality of A still baking and the constant loss of the keys. You’ve really captured our lovely A again. True Morale boosters Kate and such an honour to be painted! Thank you so much for these x”

“Thank you for choosing to paint Bob. His painting is amazing (as are all the others). Its his 40th anniversary this week, so this couldn’t have come at a better time x” -SM

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