Currently I am taking a step back from illustration, but I hope to get back to creative projects very soon! 2020 has drawn all my focus and energy towards my other job, in which I perform a key worker role. I’ve been proud to help support my local community during this challenging year.
January 2017 — As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for Milton Keynes, I was invited by On The Verge to illustrate two heritage projects.
- A new information panel to be displayed at Secklow Mound, an archaeological site in the city centre. The detailed illustration imagines the scene of an Anglo Saxon court, about 950 years ago. The panel was permanently installed at the site in February 2017.
- Travelling in Time: Adventure in Milton Keynes. An illustrated booklet for primary school children. In the story, written by MK Writer in Residence Rachel Barnett, two children are taken on a whirlwind tour of the city’s history. The booklets were delivered to local schools and are also available to pick up for free at city libraries (newspaper article). (Panel and booklets designed by Studio Chehade.)
- Saturday 21 January 2017 — Launch event at MK Central Library.
June 2016 — Private commission to illustrate a complete set of wedding stationery (invitations, order of service, menus and table settings, etc) with a tropical flowers theme.
May 2016 — Studio Show 2, Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Thirteen artists with studios in MK presented their work reflecting on what it means to have a practice in the city. I exhibited my ink and wash drawings of Great Linford Manor pond and the Almshouses.
April 2015 — Cambridge School of Art Stand, Bologna International Children’s Book Fair
March 2015 — MA Graduation Show 2015 – Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
February 2015 — MA Graduation Show 2015 – Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London
May 2014 — V&A Shakespeare Festival. Short artist residency, recording impressions of events and performances at the festival in my sketchbook.
August 2012 — Project Space: Showcase 2012 at MK Gallery. Eight local students were selected to stage a week-long solo exhibition. Mine featured illustrations of local life in Buckinghamshire during World War II.
2012 — MK College Graduation Show at the centre:mk.