I am a full-time, highly trained, freelance scientific illustrator
with over 30 years of professional experience. I work closely with
educational, design, and curative staff to produce accurate and
aesthetic scientific and interpretive illustrations. My work is specialized,
flexible, and serves a precise niche in the publishing and interpretive
exhibit industry. I’ve created hundreds of illustrations for a wide diversity
of clients including publishers, designers, master planners, museums,
nature centers and public aquariums. A large portion of my work is
dedicated to providing illustrations for permanent and temporary
exhibits in public aquariums.

“Val Kells is a top-notch artist/illustrator who is responsive to her clients’ needs and requests. It has been my experience that she initiates and maintains an active dialog throughout the project. She goes to great lengths to know her subject. The results are professional and very satisfying.”
Dick Roberts, Exhibits Curator, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher