My name is Siân and I’ve just started an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. I’ve wanted to do this course for a very long time and I’m really excited about it.
Previously in my life: BA in History of Art. Jobs in bookselling and subediting. I lived in London for about ten years, and have moved back in with my family while I’m studying. I’ve just completed a Foundation diploma in Art and Design at my local college: my final project was about 2D puppetry, paper-cutting and storytelling. Here’s a showreel of the films I made:
This summer, I was selected to take part in Project Space: Showcase 2012 at MK Gallery, in which eight local students each had a week-long solo exhibition. My exhibition featured lots of drawings of Buckinghamshire during World War II. It was hard work but I learned a lot from it. In future, I think I’d like to illustrate factual books for children, and also experiment a lot more with textiles and embroidery.
Here we go!