Since returning to England in 2014, I've continued to work as an illustrator, clients have included both National Trust Stowe and National Trust Bourne Mill, and as an artist, having drawings selected into two London exhibitions and many commissions. Starting in 2014, I have been teaching art and giving art-themed illustrated talks and courses, working with organisations such as The Roald Dahl Museum and Old Bank Studios, Harwich. That will all continue. However, I will not continue with art group demos and/or workshops, nor private classes during weekdays.
What I have discovered over the last four years, is that I love teaching art and I have decided to expand on that, so in September I am going to be training to teach art to secondary school students through a school based system. Please note the UK government adverts about bursaries for trainee teachers does NOT apply to art teacher trainees! Therefore, a big change will be a severe lack of travel and days out over the next school year as my saving will not stretch to it. Visitors always welcome here in Suffolk :)
Over the next year, I'm not sure how much time I'll have for creating my own work nor whether the daily social media posts can continue (maybe weekly?. Please bear with me during this transition year. Thank you.