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 both art (for the pleasure of art) and educational pieces linked to my work in facilitation and creative learning

Have an explore... 

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Graphic Recording and Visual Documentation and Minutes

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, reflection and documentation

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MORE FROM MY PERSONAL 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 

Poem by Gemma Barnett
Whale
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Salthouse Marsh, Norfolk

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Cosmic Rumble

Cosmic Rumble

Farm Life
Day and Night
Walls

First I created the texture of the wallpaper, then the words came

Floating and Fleeting
Purgatory
Man In Art Gallery

Isolation Installation

Social Distancing

Social Distancing

Mountains of Colour
Forest

Inspired by walks in the Forest of Dean

Autumnal Breakfast

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Worry

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.”

Opposing Weather Fronts

Inspired by the storms in London in August

Present Moment

Emily Dickinson's wisdom

Lockdown

Inspired by a poem by my friend Greta in Melbourne lockdown

Bits of us

Was playing with liquify feature and saw something anatomical and biological appear

To be seen

David Brooks and his brilliant brain

Corporate Slave

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...

Wonder/Wander

Wonder/Wander

Carp(e Diem)
Walk in the Costwolds