Fountain Pen Ink Artist
I completed a BA(Hons) degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at Brighton University, where I was tutored by the renowned calligrapher Miriam Stribley.
Much of my working life has been spent in service to many of London’s top creative agencies and design studios as a graphic designer but also as an educator – eight years at the University for the Creative Arts as a sessional tutor teaching on the foundation and graphic design courses. I am currently the owner of Stewart2 Limited, a branding and communications agency, based in Rochester, UK.
I am also a Full Member of Letter Exchange - an internationally recognised group of skilled lettering professionals.
Since early 2015, I have been engaged with a personal project of re-imagining fountain pen inks as a creative medium. This basically involves destroying the inks using water and bleach to create fountain pen ink art. Through deconstructing the inks some quite wonderful and unique visual processes occur which I am now teaching to interested people through creative workshops.
The processes involved are unique to fountain pen inks, are very much serendipity led and the beauty of the final outcomes are invariably dictated by this. I now pursue fountain pen ink art as my main creative practice.
The last 18 months have revealed that there is a large and varied international audience interested in this niche area of art who can't get to the UK to attend my workshops but have asked me to set up online tutorials so that they too can create fountain pen ink art.