I love it when art mixes it up with science. There are scientists, intelligent, creative people, who often take up the brush or play the piano. They like to do something CREATIVE and lo and behold, they’re good at it! Too bad, I don’t often hear an artist doing something scientific like make a discovery or something. There should be more of that, too.
Artist thinks ‘science’ and ‘tech’ with varied works
And YES, here are some more links of Artists popularizing science. Not quite DOING science yet, but it’s a step!
http://www.asci.org/ An organization mixing up science and art to find new forms of expression.
http://www.odranoel.eu/index.htm Biologist who takes up painting
http://www.inasakvareller.se/eng/index.html another scientist with a taste for watercolor
http://mgl.scripps.edu/people/goodsell David Goodsell is another scientist/painter