Growing Wild FM – talking on the radio about maps.

If you live in Brighton, you’ll know that appearing on Radio Reverb is a total rite of passage and my own time came a few weeks ago when I was interviewed about maps by Charlotte Petts for her award winning show Growing Wild FM. It was a slightly nerve-wracking experience, especially as I’d just come back…

Here be Whales

It’s with great pleasure to announce that ‘We Dream of Blue Whales’, the triptych charting my journey on the Sea Dragon from Iceland to Sweden, is to be shown in a new exhibition ‘Here be Whales’ at Left Bank Leeds in association with Hull Maritime Museum and the universities of Leeds and York. The show…

Soho and Covent Garden – mapping village history.

Although I live in Brighton, a city, it definitely feels more like a village. It’s the kind of place you meet familiar people whenever you head out and social vectors are so tightly intertwined that somehow everyone knows everyone else. London, on the other hand, feels like a proper, grown up city, swarming with millions…

Mapping Ditchling.

Ditchling is a pretty village, warm with half-timbered character, hugged by the Sussex Downs.  It has a long connection with the Arts and Crafts movement and was the home to printmaker Eric Gill in the early 20th century. I was very honoured to be asked to run a hand drawn mapping workshop at the award…

A map to find your way through Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s day comes but once a year, and love it or loathe it, you cannot avoid the commercial juggernaut that is the Valentine’s card, in the UK and US at least. Valentine’s cards have really only been around for a few hundred years but the sentiment of describing romantic love visually has been around for…

I wrote my first book!

I have illustrated many books before but a few weeks ago I delivered the first book I have both written and illustrated to the publishers. Not only was writing it a first, but it was also about maps and for adults – another couple of firsts.  It was a total unknown for me and what…