I studied Fashion for 20 years including 9 years living and working as a Fashion Designer / Illustrator in London full time and as a freelancer. During this time I had my own clothing brand called ‘Slush’ which sold internationally. I swapped Hackney for Shropshire and studied at Manchester School of Art for a Masters in Illustration. While there I entered a Moleskine competition for reportage style illustrations, I was excited to get into the final and that’s when I discovered sketching could be something more… I was sponsored by Lamy and puplished a newspaper called ‘Everyday Reportage’ (series 1).
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Always interesting to hear opinions on my work and I was pleased to read that my illustrations communicate my intentions in this review Read OCA student blog
I enjoy ferreting out interesting coffee houses, cafes and tea rooms as part of my cafe culture illustrations and not just because I love a good toastie but because they attract a diverse range of people ! I find the reality of everyday people refreshing, it brings an honest, authentic context to the drawings. An antidote to celebrity overload and staged photoshoots. The sketches are combined with a hint of photographic detail to convey the reality of the venue, giving you a glimpse of what it was like to be there in that moment. The drawings are layered over time and you may notice an extra arm or leg as movement is captured. Depending on the focus of the work I may feature lights or furniture along side people to illustrate the interaction and lifestyle of that brand or venue.
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Along side the live sketching I run ‘Cherie did this’ a colourful range of illustrated products which can be found direct from the ‘Cherie did this’ website or via Wolf & Badger. Click here to visit W&B