Drawn to Asia was setup by illustrator, Paul Bloxham.
After working in the UK for more than 10 years as a visualiser, illustrator and art and design lecturer, in 1997, I joined Voluntary Services Overseas in Laos in Southeast Asia to train local health workers in media production.
At the end of my volunteer placement, drawn to living in a place vastly different to the UK, I stayed in Laos to provide design and training for UN and other international organisations active in the country. For the last decade, I have been based in the World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, working with businesses and projects in the burgeoning local heritage and tourism industry.
Although I have worked mainly in graphic design, my skills derive from a natural aptitude and passion for drawing. I am particularly interested in drawing from life – that is, observing the subjects first-hand and in the locations I find them. I am now focusing on this – looking at the places and people around me and representing them in ink, graphite and watercolour.
I have exhibited work in the Royal Watercolour Society Summer Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London and provided work for sale in private galleries in the UK and Luang Prabang.
Illustration clients include: Aman Hotels, Asian Development Bank, Azerai Hotels, Elephant Conservation Centre, Essex County Council, Food and Agriculture Organisation, Lynn Tait, Mines Advisory Group, Minerals and Metals Group, United Nations Children’s Fund, World Health Organisation and World Bank Group.