For the latest issue of Living France Magazine I was asked to illustrate a classroom of reluctant French teens who as part of their agricultural course, have to learn English. The teacher seems to have a tough time trying to keep the students interested, as they would much prefer to be outside, hunting game or growing crops. It reminded me of my youth, studying French GCSE. Two long years of hard graft and all I can remember is how to say I'm going to the swimming pool and I'm from Wales-not the most useful of phrases.
Designers of Asia- Kyoto Japan Exhibition
April 10-22, 2012
more info here
Having been shortlisted for this prize last year, I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be as lucky with my 2012 entry. The brief was to depict the secret or hidden side of London. As readers of this blog will know, I am rather found of putting on my walking boots and plodding around. There are numerous walking paths around London that bring you close to rare species of plants and animals. With this piece of artwork I have tried to show what is waiting for people in the city, if they are prepared to look for it.