Fairytales of Essex
For this Christmas 2021, I decided to create a “Fairytales of Essex” Art Collection with 8 illustrations of local Essex areas.
I ran a competition within the Essex community for local people to vote for their hometowns to be turned into a picturesque fairytale illustration.
I was overwhelmed by the interest and support for this project. The eventual winners of the 6 spots within the collection were:
All of these places have played a big part in life, both growing up and as an adult so I was overjoyed at the wonderful support and keen embrace of this project from those communities.
I’ve been on quite a journey creating these Illustrations over the last 6 months. So many people reached out with suggestions and ideas of what could be included in the fairytales. I have learned so much about the history and community of each town and it has really enriched my appreciation of Essex. I was also lucky enough to visit all the towns and really get a feel for the place. I made some invaluable scribbles and sketches, which helped me create the final artwork.
I’m really excited to announce that the Artwork is now ready and available for purchase – just hit the buy button below to order the print you want :). There are 300 A3 & 100 A2 prints available for each town.
Each of the three hundred Art prints will be signed and numbered by me. What I would love to do is auction off the number 1/300 print- the money raised by that will go to a local charity. Number 2/300 print I would like to donate to a local community group for display in their building. More details on this to follow shortly.
I will also be attending local Christmas markets so please keep an eye out on my website for details on that shortly. It would be great to meet some of you in person and have a chat.
Thank you so much again for all the kind words and support I have received along the way. I have enjoyed this experience immensely and I really hope you enjoy my fairytale artwork.