‘Drawing on location forms a large part of my practice and as such I tend to work with raw mediums such as graphite, pen and watercolour. My final degree show work culminated my love for both reportage and storytelling, forming a silent book about a walk along the Norfolk coast, entitled ‘Vanishing Point’. I hoped through combining reportage and narrative I could create something more personal and relative.
Despite following a lot of contemporary illustration blogs online, I mainly like to refer back to the greats for inspiration, such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and Matisse. My practice is also influenced through looking back at my Granddad’s illustration work and going on camping trips with my family.’
‘As a recent graduate I look forward to new and exciting things. I hope to learn more about the illustration industry and continue to consolidate my illustrative voice and technical skills. I am currently working collaboratively with fellow graduate Emma Traynor on illustrating a multi-language book and I am hoping to start more self-initiated projects soon.’