Discovering the Joy of Illustration
I've always been a visual learner and doodler but I started properly committing myself to the craft of illustration in early 2020. Just as the real world started shutting down I found a number of imagined worlds at the end of a (digital) pen.
As you scroll you will see a mixture of rough ideas, work linked to stories I am writing, educational pieces and collaborations/commissions
Have an explore...
I am in the process of developing a visual language to enhance the work I do in creative learning and professional development spaces. The use of visual minutes and graphic recording allows me to reflect back the discovery and conversation during a workshop or process, offering a more dynamic and stimulating form of evaluation and documentation
Collaborations and Commissions
I've teamed up with poet Gemma Barnett to bring her beautiful words to life on the page
Visual Stimulus for Inclusion Collective
The artwork displayed here is a series of creative stimulus designed to provoke reflection for leaders and facilitators about what their inclusive practice means to them
See the Inclusion Collective website:
MORE FROM MY PORTFOLIO
I like to work with a variety of aesthetics and stimulus when creating my art.
It is often very emotionally instinctive or inspired by pieces of writing/poetry.
As a collaborator I can work well to specific briefs or be allowed to roam free- I love the creative conversation that surrounds illustration
First I created the texture of the wallpaper, then the words came
Inspired by walks in the Forest of Dean
Mary Oliver Quote: "Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And gave it up. And took my old body and went out into the morning, and sang.”
Inspired by the storms in London in August
Emily Dickinson's wisdom
Inspired by a poem by my friend Greta in Melbourne lockdown
Was playing with liquify feature and saw something anatomical and biological appear
David Brooks and his brilliant brain
There is irony in the darkness of this image. The words came after what I saw in my instinctive doodle. Seemed like a absurd world in the head of a commuter going to a job they hate in the city...