The charity First Story organise writers-in-residence programmes in underprivileged areas around the UK, the results of which cumulate in a bound book for each academy, featuring poems and short stories the students made. I've worked with First Story since 2017.
This painting was for the Cranford Community College's anthology Completely Incomplete Thoughts, for their cover illustration the students wanted a group of teenagers sat discussing current issues in clipped dialog.
The Orchard School and Bridge Learning Campus' anthologies were combined, so I created a flip cover design using words and imagery from the poems in the book.
Marwood Bar & Coffee house
I painted a table top at Marwood in August 2017. It's an interesting setting for a painting, possibly suiting this more than displaying it on the wall, there's an intimacy in sitting with the painting and looking over it, like a toy town. I wanted to create an intricate and surreal world with ambiguous narrative threads woven through to be expanded upon by the viewer.