Thanks very much for this clearly-stated offer.
For some kinds of communication, fully-professional illustrations are not needed. This offer could be useful (for example) for someone preparing a research seminar, teaching materials for limited distribution within a university, or a conference poster.
Artists can only become professional in a particular area of art (if that is their aim) through practice. This includes not only practice in the art, but also practice in discussing projects with researchers who need an illustration. Researchers, for their part, also need practice in designing and discussing illustrations with illustrators.
One of the aims of the Research Cooperative is to give people wider opportunities to gain experience in all areas related to scientific communication, including scientific art.
Peter J. Matthews, Chief Admin.,
The Research Cooperative,
Auckland & Kyoto.
Contact: researchcooperative [at] gmail [dot] com