Artwork is created using traditional and digital media.
“Not only does Anne Corless produce quality illustrations, she does so with an interpersonal magic and miraculous speed that will make any project succeed.”  2014.
Gregory A. Barker, PhD. 
Commissioning Editor, Voice Council Magazine.
Editor, The Ultimate Guide for Singing.

Images above:
(L to R:)
1. Orthopaedic illustration: cross section of vertebra; normal versus bone affected by osteoporosis. Digital illustration.  Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
2. Ophthalmic illustration: eye cross-section.  Digital illustration.  Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
3. Surgical sequence (one image only here): maxillofacial surgery, Le Fort 1 osteotomy procedure. Digital illustration.  Adobe Illustrator Gradient Mesh.
4. Obstetric illustration: cross section showing fetus in utero. Digital illustration.  Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
5. Orthopaedic illustration showing the anatomical differences between the male and female pelvis.  Commission for Wellcome Images, UK.  Digital illustration.  Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
6. Anatomical illustration showing part of
the brain.  Digital illustration.  Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
7. Obstetric illustration to show the internal and external conjugates and engagement of the fetal head.  Digital illustration.  Adobe Illustrator.

All images are copyright of Anne Corless.
Images above:
(L to R):
1.  Comparative anatomy; human leg versus hind leg of equine.  Watercolour painting.
2.  Head study of pony.  Charcoal drawing.
3.  Illustrations of foal.  Charcoal drawing on toned paper.
4.  Head study of equine.  Watercolour painting.
5.  Equine anatomy.  Charcoal drawing.
6.  Head study of Thoroughbred horse.  Watercolour painting.
7.  Illustration of pony.  Watercolour painting.
8.  Artwork of horse.  Derwent Tinted Charcoal pencils.
9.  Equine anatomical illustration of hoof.  Acrylic painting.
10:  Painting of 'Hallo Dandy' from life.  Grand National 1984 winner.  Watercolour painting.

All images are copyright of Anne Corless.

Images above:
(L to R:)
1.  Avian anatomical illustration of owl skull.  Watercolour painting.
2.  Avian anatomical illustration of pecten oculi.  Watercolour painting.
3.  Painting of a bird's eye.  Acrylic painting.
4.  Head study of Golden Eagle from sketches (from life) and photos.  Watercolour painting.
5 - 7.  Observational drawings with notes of a Northern Gannet, a Kittiwake Gull and Puffins.  Pencil sketches. From a trip to the Artic Circle in Norway.
8.  Painting of a Golden Eagle; from sketches (from life) and photos.  Acrylic painting.

All images are copyright of Anne Corless.
Images above:
(L to R:)
1-4.  Illustrations of dogs showing head and neck anatomy, and the benefits of using a dog harness.
For Dog Games; Perfect Fit Harness. 
Derwent Watercolour Pencil (dogs) and digital illustrations (anatomy and harness) with Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
5.  Doberman dogs (artist's dogs).  Watercolour painting.
6. Jack Russell Terrier (artist's dog).    Watercolour painting.
7.  Weimaraner dog.  Acrylic painting.

All images are copyright of Anne Corless.
Images above:
Top:  Heart and Lungs design for logo, for European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.  Seen in EACTS logo below.
Bottom:  Small sample of medical Illustrations of the aorta to support a paper of EACTS re 'Elephant Trunk Technique' procedure for repair of aortic aneurysm.  Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.


"Anne Corless was commissioned to create complex medical illustrations for EACTS and I was very pleased to collaborate with her. This proved to be easy to do through use of the Cloud, although we were based in different countries, sometimes in very different time zones. At each stage Anne shared the development of the artwork and I was able to review and comment. She was willing to listen to ideas and interpret them visually. The completed dynamic illustrations are backed up by her creative and technical expertise as a medical illustrator with a good knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology. EACTS is an internationol association devoted to the practice of cardio­ thoracic surgery. Surgeons around the world will enjoy seeing these images."

Professor Ruggero De Paulis
President, European Association For Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 2019.
Guest Lecturer at the Queen Mary and Barts and the London Neuroscience Society (QMBL Neuroscience Society), London. February 2015.

We are delighted to invite you all to our first interactive workshop of the year, “ An Intro to the Art of Medical Illustration.” The workshop will pay particular attention to neuroanatomy and will be led by artist Anne Corless. This is an excellent opportunity to revise brain and behaviour anatomy for both medical and biological sciences students.
Anne Corless is an artist, illustrator, designer, medical artist and writer. Anne uses a variety of media; from pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolours, acrylics and oils to digital artwork (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop) creating artwork on commission and for galleries and exhibitions; in the UK and around the world. IN addition to hosting numerous workshops and exhibitions, she has previously worked with The Wellcome Trust to produce a range of medical illustrations.

The workshop will run from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and due to start at 5:30pm promptly, so please arrive early.
Topics covered will include B&B Anatomy subjects as well as those included in Neuroscience- from Molecules to Behaviour module.
-Introduction to Medical Illustrations
-Using different mediums, pencils, acrylics, watercolours
-Realistic and representational illustration
-Digital art
-Neuroanatomy Revision Cards
-Basic Drawing Skills
-Q&A session


"We thoroughly enjoyed having Anne Corless run a tailor-made workshop for us. She was able to convey her expertise to a group of university students with various backgrounds and levels of experience; teaching in small groups and then working on a one-to-one basis. Anne was very helpful with the planning of the event, advising us on what materials to purchase and had taken the time to prepare a presentation to guide the session and ensure all objectives were achieved. The students, guided by Anne, used specimens from the anatomy lab as reference to create accurate anatomical drawings of the head and neck and used a multitude of techniques to achieve this.  By the end of the session, it was clear that all participants had gained something of value, be that becoming more confident in their art skills or simply appreciating the complexity and efforts that go into the illustrations found in textbooks.”

Roshni Bhudia
QMBL Neuroscience Society Vice President Barts
NEUROANATOMY WORKSHOP; ‘An Introduction to the Art of Medical Illustration’.
Image above:
Medical illustrations: 'the voice' and the larynx, created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

“We needed some top quality medical illustrations for a high profile popular publication – and we needed it “yesterday”!  I still can’t believe our good fortune in finding Anne Corless! She is an absolute delight to work with: gifted to the hilt, extremely knowledgeable and – most importantly – proactive. She produced exactly what we needed, responding quickly and positively to every suggestion from our team.  The result is phenomenal.”
-Gregory A. Barker, PhD. 
Commissioning Editor, Voice Council Magazine
Editor, The Ultimate Guide for Singing. 2013.

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