If you’ve wondered how I do my chapter illustrations, you can find out at Hampshire Open Studios, August 22-24 at Chandlers Ford.

The Chandlers Ford Art Group is cleverly using the Methodist Church Hall as a members’ studio space. As I’m a member, I’m there!

My pop-up studio

I have a table to work on, or at, a display space behind me, and I’ll be showing illustrations from the Princelings series. I’ll also have some of the illustrations printed at A5 (roughly half letter-size), which will fit in an envelope if anybody wants to buy them. I’ll take a box of Princelings paperback books, which do after all, contain around 25 illustrations in each, plus a great story!

In the spirit of the ‘studio’ I’ll be working on an illustration in front of your very eyes! I have no idea what, at present, but as I draw them on my iPad now, I can always rework something I think needs improvement.

I’d quite like to do some illustrations for other books, though. I just don’t know what, yet!

How to find us

Here’s the link to the Chandler’s Ford Art Group.

The Methodist Church Hall is to the right of the church as you enter from the road (car park behind).

Nearest main road is the M3 (London-Southampton). Exit at junction 12, follow the signs to Chandler’s Ford, and pass the Nuffield Health Centre on your left. About a mile further is a mini-roundabout among a small shopping area, and straight on after about 200 yards is the Church on the left.

The Number 1 bus between Southampton and Winchester passes the door. Nearest train station is Eastleigh (or Southampton Parkway/Airport), but it might be easier to get the bus from Winchester or Southampton rail stations.

Illustrations at Hampshire Open Studios August 22-24