Visual Storyteller, Illustrator and Educator

Hello and welcome.

On this site you'll find examples and links to recent and past projects from over 30 years as a creative practitioner. Click on 'Work' for illustration, installations, events, original artworks and collaborative projects. You will find details of my upcoming illustration and printmaking courses, university lectures and exhibitions below, and I'll shortly be expanding this site to include bookings and sales. Enjoy having a look around and get in touch here if you'd like more info.

News: This year has been very exciting. I've been appointed curator of the Leatherhead Museum and nominated for Surrey Artist of the Year 2022. I'm now planning for an autumn of brilliant events, see below, and working towards a lecture tour and programme of workshops for 2023.

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Courses, Workshops
& Talks 2022

'Narrative Illustration and Visual Storytelling'

10 week course at Guildford College

April - July 2022 (Tuesday evenings)

'Mary and Agnes' Lecture Tour 2022

Half or full day seminar, or 90 minute talk for BA and MA illustration/graphic design students, featuring the story of  the BBC film,'The President's Mother', from the discovery of photographic archive, through the creation of the graphic novella, to the film's premiere. Contact for schedule details

Exibitions 2022

'A New View'

Denbies Picture Gallery

Denbies Wine Estate

Dorking Surrey

Group show featuring 8 local artists

7 - 13 February 2022

'Surrey Artists' Open Studios'

The Studio

Highlands Road


Exhibition and workshops with artists Tania Busschau and Imogen Hartridge

11 - 26 June 2022

Heritage Open Days 2022

Jane Austen's Emma: Astounding Invention

Rowhurst at Fire and Iron Gallery

Oxshott Road, Leatherhead KT22 0EN

Explore the historic Grade II* house, Rowhurst, slowly revealing it's astounding past, then open the pages of Jane Austen's masterpiece, Emma, and the real locations that were its inspiration. Artworks, miniatures and merchandise. Fire and Iron Gallery open next door.

9, 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17 September 2022

11am - 5pm

Surrey Artist of the Year 2022

The New Ashgate Gallery

Waggon Yard Farnham GU9 7PS

Group Show of nominees for this year's award.

24 September - 5 November 2022

© Cathy Brett 2022