Me and You
A picture book about the loss and grieving for a friend but, through the lens of hope and friendship. The theme of loss isn’t obvious, rather delicately told through changes in the characters’ relationships. The story initially concentrates on the feelings of grief, but resolves itself through the characters’ emotional resilience, imagination, collaboration and the power of the other. The focus evolves into a growing understanding that the friendship, like the love between the characters, hasn’t ended.
 Winner of the Hayden John James Prize 2022 for painting, drawing and narrative. Presented by The Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea.

First Draft Concept Book

I decided to exhibit a concept book showcasing how I've developed certain elements from sketch to illustration. This was partly influenced by my MA Degree exhibition's concept and my major project's concept. Simply, creating a dialogue and collaboration by allowing the viewer to see into my process and thus connect with it more. It narrows the gap between me, my work and the viewer, instead of looking at a fully polished book. This would allow for a deeper, more considered conversation between me, the book and the viewer.  In a way I am testing the book out, getting a first impression and allowing the dialogue to perhaps have an influence on how the book develops.
Sketchbook Work

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