I love drawing and over the past few years have rediscovered a love of illustration. In the early 1990s I illustrated a number of community and health publications and, since I became freelance, I have been able to take on a range of commissions predominantly for community events and publications.
In 2017/2018 I was artist in residence for the Mobile Library Service in Lancashire as part of the Spot On Lancashire programme. Spending time on each of the six library vehicles, I met librarians and customers, exploring with them the importance of the service and creating images in response to their stories which will be used to promote the service with a set of posters, book bags and bookmarks launched September 2018. For now a speak peek of some of the illustrations…
Mid Pennine Arts – Created as part of the Spodden Valley Revealed HLF project, this map was an additional resource for the annual skyline walk, providing the route for walkers as well as stops for the newly created heritage audio points. The illustrations represent some of the significant stories, landmarks and people from the audio.
As part of my role as creative producer and artist for MPA I also regularly create illustrations for events and projects, including this for the Greenways Project in Lancashire.
Culturapedia – Illustrations for website, for storytelling festivals and Post Office themed illustrations for a festival evaluation project.
Illustrations for pluggedin/Culturapedia. Design by Source Creative.
Cartwheel Arts – Illustrations for the book ‘Bury As It Were’.
Sparky’s Cafe at The Harbour – Illustrations for window vinyls at the community cafe at The Harbour mental health hospital, Blackpool.
I also sell items including bags, badges and greetings cards featuring my illustrations.