I have written and illustrated several publications with the local community. I enjoy these projects very much and I’m always keen to do more. Please get in touch if you have an idea that you feel I can help with.
This is a a selection of my favourites:
Your School Needs You
This book was made for all school starters in Hastings and St Leonards. It is given away to all schools in the area, for every child who starts school in September. It was first published in 2004 and was re-printed for many years.
The book contains a poem I wrote based on consultation with teachers, children, parents, play workers and school nurses on common concerns about starting school. I illustrated it and developed a fold-out design that has proved very popular. It was a partnership project involving input from The Ore Valley Forum, Sure Start, and the Education Action Zone.
The Green Footpath
The Green Footpath is a large fold-out poster for children, offering loads of ideas for protecting the environment.
A Line Can Take You Anywhere
This book was made for the first ‘Big Draw’ event I organised in 2005, for the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill.It is a book of creative drawing activities for everyone. It was an attempt to really explore the profound joy of drawing while at the same time being fun and accessible to all. It is available exclusivly from The De La Warr, where it is a best seller!
Smudge’s Activity Alphabet
This kid’s activity book is all about getting out of doors and exploring green areas.
It was originally made for Hastings Borough Council ‘Play in the Park’ events, where I led workshops with children completing the books.