I was recently commissioned by Solent Showcase Gallery in partnership with Ordnance Survey to design and paint a huge illustrated map of the city of Southampton for the Make Your Mark exhibition.

As part of the project, I was invited to write an article for the Ordnance Survey blog about my experience painting the huge map of Southampton. It was a chance to give an insight into my process and also share my personal feelings about the power of the interactive aspect of the project.

Painting the roads was an amazing experience and with each one I painted, I could slowly see the city of Southampton forming below my feet. With the addition of the roads running through the piece, this bold and colourful abstract painting had now become a map!

You can read the full article here: ‘Make Your Mark’ interactive painted map

A big thanks to Joss Harris from Ordnance Survey and Kate Maple from Solent Showcase Gallery.