I am a senior lecturer in Visual Communication at the University of
Wolverhampton and also an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins
College of Art and Design, London.
I studied at Chelsea School of Art where I received my BA (Hons) in
Fine Art Painting and an MA at the Royal College of Art in Illustration.
As an Illustrator I have worked on editorial and book commissions
for a broad range of clients, including The
Guardian, The Financial
Times, The Sunday
Times and The Independent.
In the last four years I have been focusing my self initiated drawing
practice on the subject of the urban environment. I currently live
close to Elephant and Castle in South London, which is undergoing
huge regeneration, changing the demographic and physical profile of
I am interested in the identity of place and the process of transformation,
the effect that this has on people particularly in terms of their
sense of identity and belonging.
The immediacy of drawing on location in sketchbooks and then working
these drawings and sketches up in the studio with photographic reference
is how I make work, trying to capture and record the identity of people,
place and the city in flux.
I am interested in the following themes: the identity of place beyond
the geographical space, the process of transformation and the effect
that this has on people particularly in terms of their sense of identity
The Drawings shown here were commissioned by AHMM architects to document
the development and transformation of the Angel building, Islington
London. Client: Derwent. The work was completed over 2010/11.
The building was a former BT exchange - the drawings focused on the
construction of the atrium and creation of open plan office space
with dramatic interior and exterior views.
Elephant - a series
of drawings about the Heygate Estate, Elephant and Castle,London,
SE17. Barbican Library, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London, January
2 - 29th 2009
The Framers Gallery, 36 Windmill St, London, W1T 2J, September 17th
- October 4th 2009,
Group Show, Hilton
Hall, Hilton Lane, Essington, Staffordshire, WV11 2BQ, 12th March
- 12th April 2010
Drawing Commission for Book 2009/10 (ongoing) - to record and document
construction and building of the Angel Building, Islington, london
for AHMM Architects Client: Derwent
Illustration Work featured in book - Glaser. J, Knight, C (2010) The
Graphic Design Exercise book . Rotovision
. London . Paperback published March 1st 2010. pages 192,193 ISBN
Editorial illustration and self initiated work featured in book by
Hall. A (2011) Illustration portfolio series.
Lawrence King. London. Published February 2011. Pages 90,91 92,93