Initiated by Nikki Gamble of Just Imagine around ten years ago, I now convene the illustrators group that has been meeting ever since in Chelmsford, Essex. As a group of successful freelancers we discuss work, ideas and set briefs for portfolio work and exhibitions, about all things illustration. We welcome newcomers, professional and those who just enjoy illustrating.
The eight illustrated are very excited to be having an exhibition of their work hosted at the newly refurbished and reinvented Chelmsford Museum, and open over the whole of the summer. Do come along and have a look!
Please contact me directly if you are interested in coming along to our meetings.
It was lovely to have been invited by Brightness Magazine to write a little article about my new venture into illustrated pottery and to share my Chelmsford Tales ceramics as an “Around the World” piece in issue 13.
Super pleased to have been involved in Hayley Wells’ Growing Places zine. Such a lovely project timed perfectly for today’s Small Press Day. Also included are beautiful pages by local Chelmsford artists Charlotte Collins and Candy Joyce.
Available from Hayley Wells.
Illustrating can be a secretive business. I’m busy with picture book work, but the illusion might be that I’m busy doing nothing!
I love this illusion of my work setup taken by the fabulous photographer Polly Alderton DollyandFife
I convene the Just Imagine illustrators Group in Chelmsford near London. We are busy preparing to install our Summer exhibition in the newly refurbished, soon to be open Chelmsford Museum. Do come along and see some fabulous illustration from 20 July - 1st September.
We’re a little bit excited!
This bay tree decorating a new ceramic pot is one my Dad have to me around 20 years ago, as a small cutting. It’s followed me around and now lives in my garden in Chelmsford. It even houses a sparrows nest this summer! I’m adding this to my growing Chelmsford Tales collection…
I’ve been enjoying learning how to make ceramic potts of late over at the fabulous Makerspace in Colchester. These are my first attempts and part of the collection #ChelmsfordTales are entitled “3ft People Festival” and “Fling”.
A sneaky preview of some super bees I’ve been working with for a piece under the brief of “Wildlife” for the Just Imagine Illustrators Group’s Summer exhibition. Thanks Class 1B at The Tyrrells School for your fabulous drawings I’m incorporatiing in my artwork : )
Had fun with this challenging sketch at Chelmsford’s Drink and Draw evening. Tricky drawing all the other moving sketchers from my elevated viewpoint!
You can still see this detail of my shortlisted poster image along with 99 other “London Stories” illustrations at The London Transport Museum in Covent garden until 14th July.
Some fabulous winning poster images, including the winners which will be on the London Underground soon!
OO, what’s she seen?
Not a bad evening’s sketching considering I forgot my glasses and we were drawing in a dimly lit pub! Chelmsford’s Drink and Draw group meets monthly in a local pub, organised by Lynn Ex, all welcome.
I've added the next installment of the Just Imagine Illustrators Group Travelling Storyboard book. Linking the woods, the fox, the bears, and now the mouse on their travels. Where will the story take us next? On to illustrator Hayley Wells to continue with the thread...