This project centres around wordless retellings of forgotten Northumbrian folktales, focusing on the weird and wonderful descriptions found in ancient stories. My pieces rely on colour, shape and composition to build wordless narratives that viewers can interpret in their own way.
My picture book revolves around the story of a lonely tiger, who feels like he doesn't belong. By walking through the forest and meeting lots of different characters who all find something in common with him, Tiger learns to accept himself and realises he doesn't have to change himself to fit in.
Having grown up in the countryside before moving to a city, I try to recreate impressions of the landscapes I loved growing up. I use bold gouache and gestural marks to capture the bright green grasses and sunlight through the trees.