Lorraine Berkshire-Roe, Illustrator and Artist
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Biography

I graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design/Illustration from Canterbury College of Art in 1989.

I have had a varied and interesting career, I was a self-employed papier maché artist and illustrator in the early nineties, making many personal commissions and selling my papier maché creations at various art/craft Galleries, at Camden Market and craft/art fairs and in a concession shop called 'Global Village' in Harvey Nichols in London for a few years. Harvey Nichols used one of my larger pieces to advertise the home furnishing deptartment on the routemaster buses for Christmas 1994. 

After a brief spell training to be an adult education teacher in 1996 when I started to teach papier maché, I landed a great job as a full-time illustrator in a packaging design company in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, where I worked for nearly 9 years.

I left there in 2005 with computer illustration skills to add to my traditional skills and embarked on a freelance illustration career. I have done educational publishing work, images for logos, websites, and promotional use and eduacation children's story books amongst other things.

I also started making my papier maché creations again and have exhibited my work at the London Affordable Art Fair for the past 9 years. I have had papier maché work commissioned  and stalls/pop up shots at Handmade Art/Craft Fairs, mainly at Christmas but I am working on making this more of an all year activity.

I have also been teaching at an after-school creative club at a primary school and holiday creative workshops for Mini Media Creative Workshops for two years now which I really enjoy.

I also have a love of nature and gardening. I have an allotment which I try and make a creative and interesting space. I love outdoor/garden sculpture. I also like to swim and walk in the great outdoors.

I am available for illustration and papier maché commissions, my details are on my contact page if you would like to talk about freelance illustration work or a papier maché commission.

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