Illustration is probably the oldest form of Storytelling; from the Cave men drawings to the ancient Egypt it tells stories of our history all over the world.
When listening to a story we rely on the words, and our imagination fills in the gaps, with illustrations not only is the story more entertaining but it engages with the audience and helps create the mood and tone of the story.
With the use of the illustrations being projected within the room with moving images and sound effects, this is a modern way of Storytelling. Not only is the audience listening to the story, they are experiencing it, as though they are within the story themselves.
From studying History of Art at university and regularly visiting museums and heritage sites, telling stories from around the world tells people about the history of different cultures, so this can also celebrate the style of art from that country. The beautiful thing about Art museums is that they display art from all over the world, bringing people together just like Storytelling does.
I have a wide range of skills with experimenting with technology such as animation, film editing, and using different software packages.
As well as using equipment such as projectors, sound equipment, lighting and creating installations with gazebos and in an empty shop in a shopping centre, where I created an environment for the centenary of World War 1 to do Arts and Crafts workshops and Storytelling. This is something I am continuously experimenting with, and is perfect for events, exhibitions, museums and shows.
Using a combination of art and storytelling is modern, engaging and allows these stories to be told.
See below for the work I have done and some of the projects I am currently working on.
If you have any questions or queries please get in touch, commissions available.
Bookings for the below projects will be available soon…
Below are pictures of me telling 'The Three Snake leaves' at The Mockingbird Theatre in Birmingham, with Projected illustrations and sound effects.
'Be Bold, Be Bold, but not to Bold!'
A traditional English story about Lady Mary and Mr Fox.
Not a tale for young Children.
A tale from the Brothers Grimm, a story of love, death and of course a snake. A dark tale for adults.
Not a traditional story, but it may be a tradition to read or recite this wonderful poem every Christmas eve. Perfect for the whole family
Some of the Myths of ancient Egypt complimented by Illustrations in the style of the Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Allowing the audience to step back in time.
A Scandinavian Christmas tale about Lars who sets off on a journey to deliver the King a Snow bear.
Perfect for the whole family.
An origin story of how The Cat, makes friends with different animals, on a journey to find out who is the best creature of them all.
Perfect for the whole family