I’ve had a busy few months producing a huge public realm artwork for VENT: Liverpool Air Quality Festival, to creating delicate fashion illustrations as part of a creative collaboration with high street retail brand Oasis.
Together with a handful of fashion illustrators from around the UK, I was invited to help Oasis launch their latest V&A inspired dress collection – ‘Dress-tination: Victoria and Albert Museum’, drawn from the greatest and most comprehensive collection of ceramics in the world.
I spent a day with the team at Oasis Liverpool One, creating speedy watercolour and pencil portraits of shoppers and staff as they tried on the collection.
Through this work at Oasis, I made a connection with fellow V&A enthusiast Sophie Johnson, who invited me to exhibit a set of V&A inspired fashion illustrations in her exhibition at the John Lennon Art and Design Building.
‘From Hand-Painted Archive Prints, To Modern Day Must-Haves’ was a five-day exhibition showcasing the process of how Oasis delved into the archives and reworked age-old prints in order to achieve the end products featured in the collection.