Film Compositions

Over the lockdown many Artists and Illustrators have joined a film sketch challenge, created by Illustrator Victoria Semykina; a fun challenge to stay creative and connected within an Artistic Community on instgram. I’ve been using this challenge to help me identify exciting and interesting compositions. I’m keen to observe how the composition can communicate and…

Sailing

‘As we draw from Observation, the marks we make not only describe the form or contours of the subject, but also begins to express those aspects we are most interested in or curious about as individuals.’ Martin Salisbury, Children’s Picture Books Over the last year my Partner has been restoring an old sailing boat, and…

Norfolk Online Open Studios and Sequential Image

A warm hello, and I’m wishing that yourself and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times. Today would have been the beginning of Norfolk Open Studios, I have fond memories of meeting some of you last year. This year Norfolk Open Studios has gone online, so do head over to check out…

Happy New Year and Gelli Plate Printing

I hope its been a wonderful beginning for you. As we move into the season of Resolutions, I like to use this time to reflect on my intentions for the year. As I move through my MA course, I would like to bring more Play into my Creative Practice. I recently listened to Big Magic…

MA in Children’s Book Illustration

‘ I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw.’ John Ruskin One of my favourite quotes that I’ve been remembering as I start my Masters in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Our first term is…

Drawing Retreat

Drawing brings awareness of the relationship between ourselves and the subject that we draw. Meditation helps that relationship, by bringing us into a deeper connection with ourselves. When we connect deeply with ourselves, connecting with others and the world naturally flows. I’ve spent a week drawing and meditating in the Scottish countryside of Loch Voil…

Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios 19

Dear Friends, You are warmly invited to my Open Studios in Wells, as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios Scheme. Through Graphite and Dry point etching my work communicates a sensory atmosphere of a transient moment that now lingers as a memory. I will be open 10am-5pm; 25th, 26th and 27th May 1st,…

Children’s Picture Book Summer School

This summer I attended the most wonderful Summer School with the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin, spending a week developing a Children’s Picture dummy Book. We had amazing lectures giving us insight into the Picture book Industry and how to develop our Picture books. Lectures included Character Development and the relationship between text…

End of Year Show; Incisive Exhibition

  My work explores concepts of time and communicating a sensory atmosphere of impermanence, of a transient moment that existed and now lingers as a memory. Using mediums of Graphite and Dry Point Etching, themes of Heritage, Journeys and generational links of the Family are manipulated to communicate how memory becomes projected and distorted. drawing…

Illustrations for the Norwich Buddhist Centre

  I have recently been commissioned by the Norwich Buddhist Centre to produce some illustrations for new postcard advertisement for their Buddhism, Yoga and Meditation Classes. As a member of the Buddhist Community at the NBC, I love the feeling of walking through their doors into an open, warm and peaceful space. I have tried…