Forest Retreat

10th March 2017

As part of my training as a Gestalt Psychotherapy, self-care is high on my list of priorities. I found this idyllic Hobbit Hole and forest to escape to in Kent. It was the first time I’d gone away by myself and I was concerned I’d go mad or loose the plot totally. Alas, I survived!

The trip involved me running around in the forest like a mad person, using a composting loo (interesting), showering outside in the freezing cold and making dashes to the outside toilet in the night, terrified of a murderer lurking in the vast countryside that surrounded. Alas, I didn’t get murdered. I had a beautifully, nourishing time and took the time I needed to recharge, create artwork, draw dead birds (don’t ask) and reflect. I must go back soon…

Forest

Permanent Lecturer at Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design

10th March 2017

I apologise for my lack of blog updates but I’m back in full force again with a plethora to update on!

Lots has happened in the past year including me becoming a Permanent Lecturer at Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design. Life has been very busy but I’m delighted to be Visual Communication Module Leader across BA, Diploma and Certificate’s.

VC

New Visiting Lecturer at Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design!

21st December 2015

I’m delighted and honored to have been handpicked by Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design to teach Digital Fashion Illustration from January 2016. Linked to Vogue magazine, the college have a huge collection of backdated editions of Vogue for students to deconstruct and reconstruct into contemporary collages – eeeee! I’ll be teaching blocks of students over a 4 x week period in January and February on the Visual Communication Course . Canne wait!

Conde Nast

Autumn Term at Goldsmiths

21st December 2015

The leaves are turning and I had to capture the beautiful array of colour that Autumn brought! I’ve just come to end of a 10 x week teaching slot at Goldsmiths teaching Illustration tasters to first year Media and Communications students. Armed with a surreal poem and choice of a current editorial brief, students created two illustrations from rough to final stages including a combination of both analogue and digital media. We’ve had some wonderfully talented students through this year, some of whom I’ll be teaching next term as their chosen practice module. See y’all then.

Goldsmiths

Dance4 Advertising Campaign

9th October 2015

National Dance Agency, Dance4 commissioned me to illustrate their new home this Summer. I was asked to illustrate an image to represent their new identity. I created the collage in support Dance4’s fundraising campaign to help them move into their new home in Summer 2016.

Using layering and mixing blocks of colour with photography, I designed this image which encompasses all that they were, are and plan to be and that represents the story of the new space from how it currently looks to how it will look in the future. Also got a lovely feature on their site. Thank you Dance4, it was a pleasure to work for you.

Dance 4 Final Artwork