This week me and 48 other graduates of the MA in Children's Book Illustration exhibited our work at the Candid Gallery in Islington to show the world the projects we have created during an intense, challenging, enriching, rewarding and all-round wonderful degree led by the fantastic Pam Smy and Martin Salisbury.
For me doing the MA has brought together so many of my different interests and made sense of them in one place. Here i have played with all the different ways I have always wanted to express myself: through words, pictures, humour. There is something so satisfying about a picture book, and the best ones become an important part of family life, so I am extremely excited that I now feel equipped to embark on a life in which I can continue to write a draw.
It's been wonderful to watch visitors pawing over our work - particularly children, and publishers of course! I look forward to watching the careers of all my classmates blossom very soon.
The exhibition is on until Saturday 13th, so do come on down if you have a chance. I"m super-proud to be part of it.