Local Projects 2020 and Beyond
In all the chaos and uncertainty that has been 2020, I've been lucky and had the chance to be involved is some varied projects, each very different and all supporting our local businesses, charities and fellow artists.
Reading's Influential Women – A truly local project, not only the theme of the book, also working with local authors, artists and Reading's own publisher. Take a look at my new gallery room for more information and to see my illustrations of Reading's Influential Women.
The book is available from Two Rivers Press.
I've been the volunteer webmaster for the Reading Guild of Artists since 2012, designing and developing the website and content to offer members and visitors a tailored resource. With Covid lockdown all our physical activities came to a halt, but I was able to continue to provide an up-to-date website and in September 2020 designed a specific Online Exhibition, giving members the chance to exhibit again. This is an ongoing project; Celebrating our Town – Discover Reading can be seen on the RGA website. Oh, and I'm exhibiting too...
Along with everyone else, Reading Museum was closed for several months, however the Museum Staff were beavering away finding ways to share their collections online and also re-open their online gift shop, where every purchase made goes towards supporting the Museum. You could already buy some of my Henry I merchandise, and now a whole new "Artists' Range", including mugs, tea towels, cards, key-rings and fudge boxes are available from the "Characters of Reading Abbey Quarter" collection.
Visit the Reading Museum Shop where you can also buy my dad's book Pressed Plants Naturally, here sold in support of the museum.
Updated: 12 Sep 2020