Illustrator - 'Eyes Wide Ears Open' Picture Book
My Exhibition Piece
Eyes Wide Ears Open is my first picture book and the main piece of illustration work for this exhibition.
I have been exploring ways in which to engage audiences in meaningful conversation about the natural world through my creative practice. I have always used my on-location sketchbooks as the starting point for my prints and further developed this practice to write and illustrate my first picture book.
Art Medium of Preference
Choosing a favourite medium is a difficult question to answer. I love to experiment with modern technology and traditional techniques to create interesting and meaningful narratives.
Why I Did a Master's Degree
I chose to do the MA to further develop my creative practice. I wanted to explore narrative and add my voice to the ongoing conversations about our natural environment.
I studied the MA part-time over two years and really enjoyed both the theory and practical aspects. Through the course, I have developed greater depth in my understanding of environmental ethics and narratology and discovered a rewarding way to mix my thoughts with my on-location sketches.
What Is Next for Me
I plan to continue to develop and explore the use of picture books to add narrative to the visual worlds I create. I am also keen to further develop my online draw-along series, creating fun and informal films that have our natural world as the focus.