Illustrations and brochure design for this summer festival of chamber music, set in Paxton House. The gardens and wider riverside setting provide a beautiful and unique backdrop to the music, and seemed the ideal inspiration for a collection of welcoming and summery illustrations.
A repeating pattern created to adorn the cover of a concert season brochure for Mr McFall's Chamber. Commissioned to mark the ensembles 20th anniversary, the illustration features elements drawn from their past two decades of music, including tango shoes, a leaping hare, seaweed, bicycle wheels, accordions and headphones, all packed together in a wild and celebratory whirl.
Digital collage for a dance/physical theatre production by Company of Wolves.
The 'seven hungers' of the stomach, mouth, eye, nose, mind, heart and cellular tissue are each represented, together forming the image of a woman both desirable and predatory, raw and refined. With her (half antique silverware, half plastic takeaway) fork poised in mid-air, she asks 'What are we hungry for?'.
A collection of city drawings for a book celebrating the history of Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, a group which strongly identifies itself with the capital. The cover shows a broad view of the city reaching up to the castle, whilst inside offers further glimpses and snippets of streetscapes to break up the text.
A collection of eight posters and postcards for National Poetry Day, commissioned by the Scottish Poetry Library. I used collage and repeating patterns to illustrate extracts from each of the poems, and a bright, off-beat colour palette which links the designs together. The cards were sent out to schools and libraries across Scotland, so they needed to be engaging for all ages; it was lovely to make something freely available to all - and to help promote poetry!
Illustration and graphic design for ‘The Quicken Tree’, a promenande performance by Botanics Productions in Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden. The plants were inspired by medieval herbalists' drawings, a reference to the Faerie Queen (1590) on which the libretto was based. Clusters of minibeasts also featured throughout the theatre programme, creating an activity to keep younger members of the audience busy.
Illustration for a theatre production by Magnetic North. The floating/falling woman is a collage of images that are used emblematically in the script, including a Madonna, china tea cups, snakes, sweets, a heart and a sieve.