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…

Life Drawing in Berlin

In May I went on a Drawing Holiday to Berlin with Drawing Escapes , led by the wonderful and experienced Tutor Martyn Blundell. Martyn has a wealth of experience in leading drawing workshops from his career in lecturing at many different Universities including Central St Martins and Nottingham Trent. Drawing on holiday in a new environment…

Spanish study trip with Artpocket

  Feeling into the unknown is a common sensation for an Artist. Communicating a felt expression for something that cant be put into words. When I travel abroad, to a new or unfamiliar place, this feeling of something unknown that I so often explore in my work is suddenly all around me; new places, smells,…

Immersive: Exhibition – Interim Postgrad Exhibition

The Language of drawing and mark making enables me to express something raw and immediate in my experience. I am interested in the use of drawing to respond to a site and explore how a space can be transformed through the immediacy and qualities of the media. Observational drawings of people moving and interacting within…