• n ( style of) reporting events
• a term for an eye-witness genre of journalism: an individual journalist’s report of news, especially when witnessed firsthand, this style of reporting is often characterized by travel and careful observation.
Like many artists I have a rather eclectic skill set. I have worked as a free-lance illustrator for 20 years, producing illustrations for surface design for stationery, ceramics and children’s clothes. Simultaneously, I have rebuilt and restored a 62ft wooden fishing boat called Blue Linnet with my husband. Blue Linnet has been our home and travelling companion on our trips around the UK.
More recently I have returned to my first love of observational drawing particularly reportage. My reportage drawings have won several awards including an AOI Award in 2013 for my work on From the Loft Floor.
I now live in a house with my husband and two small children in sunny Cornwall, but still just a stone’s throw from the sea. And yes, we do still have the boat.
Artists discover subjects of remarkable interest overlooked or unnoticed by more academic observers, although such deviations are bound to get them into trouble sooner or later.
AOI Awards, winner of the Self-Initiated Category
Creative Quarterly, New York – runner up
Cheltenham Illustration Award, Joint winner
The Illustration Cupboard, London
AOI Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London
From The Loft Floor, National Maritime Museum, Cornwall
Open Studios, Cornwall
Illustrative 09, Berlin
2007 - 2009
MA Illustration: Authorial Practice
1990 - 1993
De Montford University
BA (Hons) Illustration