Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Drawing styles

I was recently asked to draw an image as a present for someone who uses wild swimming up in the wilds of Scotland to combat low mood. And yes, that is ice in the water!


Thought I'd put some images up from other more personal styles here from the archive - it was lovely to get the watercolours out again.


Favourite pub down by the coast...


My allotment in winter:


Another favourite place - London Fields Lido, back in pre-social distancing times!!! Hand drawn, but coloured in with bright, brash, digital colour.


Some dog appreciation time - always good for the soul!


Wild swimming in rivers, can be spooky:


Some illustrations for 'The Happiness Newspaper' - happiness is in short supply at the moment, but just a reminder, (it does exist!)


Wedding present for a very lovely dear friend, and her now wife!


This was inspired by a photograph of the woman who created the Minnack Theatre in Cornwall, Rowena Cade. She had such a strong vision for the place, it clings to the cliff edge and is naturally dramatic. (The adjacent beach is also so stunning and unspoilt. Big climb!)


 Part of a story about my characterful, unforgettable Austrian Grandmother:




Friday, 15 January 2021

Timeline and descriptive posters.

Posters commissioned by Inclusion London, Merton CIL and Safety Net People First. 

All images were created by consulting with the stakeholders, and gathering the key information that they wanted to communicate. After the initial rough layout sketch is agreed, I create the final image.






Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Live Digital Scribing For Local (London) COVID-19 response

This live-scribe was commissioned by a London council, working in tandem with a young people's group they have formed to reach out further into the local community. The top image was used to try and get the message out to: PLEASE GET TESTED!

It is believed that 1 in 3 people who are infected could be spreading the virus without their knowledge because they don't have symptoms, so the more lateral flow tests that can be carried out, then hopefully, the more asymptomatic carriers that can be found.




Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Illustrations for the Children and Young People's Plan - Merton

Some recent work for a new plan commissioned by a council in southwest London. Merton is yet another London borough with huge variations of wealth and poverty and with it varying health outcomes for lifelong residents. 

This plan is quite unusual in that all the information was gathered by local young people, called 'Young Champions'. They were able to reach more children and young people and get more opinions and ideas because they were seen as peers and equals:


 






Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Live Scribing UK-wide

Some recent work for an internal training event.

This first image was done in advance of the workshop, the feedback has contributed to a new practice framework for this organisation.


Themes that emerged centred on the way people feel they are being treated, so use accessible language not jargon, connect with people before going into the content, and make people feel listened to. 

Focussing on people's strengths, doing things with people not 'to' them.







Tuesday, 1 December 2020

London Genetics Network Logo and drawings

These images are to launch the first gathering of the London Genetics Network on the 4th December 2020 - this Friday!

https://genetics.org.uk/events/london-genetics-network/ 

The conference is unusual in our age of international collaboration, because it's encouraging a more local approach. One of the main aims of the online meeting is for early career researchers to be encouraged to make more connections with more senior scientists, and nurture a local ecosystem of genetics research.













With thanks to Dr Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck) for her inspiration and guidance, as my background is non-scientific.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Voice of the Child 3 Webinars

I was asked to scribe three live webinars, held over 3 mornings in one week. There were some powerful stories coming from children's direct experience of the family courts system, and some lessons on how it could be improved.