A note from John…
Welcome to the second blog, I hope you’ll enjoy the takeover from this artist as much I’m thrilled she’s working with the project. Before you dive-in though, I’d like to express my admiration for Irene. She was the first artist to formally get involved with Wildfire, in that she was the first artist I had a sit-down meeting with in a ‘professional’ context, in order to pitch the idea to her. Despite my shaky delivery, my haphazard presentation, and overall madness of the project – she said yes. Not just a “sure, why not?” yes, but a big, passionate “let’s do this and I want to be really involved and help you realise this project!!!” sort of yes. That was a year ago. And she’s still here, already delivered three fantastic works for the first show in Folkestone, working on more for Salisbury and now writing this very personal blog post. She has been so supportive at every stage, she’s encouraged me when I needed it, she’s lifted my spirits, she’s kept me believing that this can and will work. I’m proud to count her as a collaborator, and prouder still to count her as a friend.
Graphic Designer/Graphic Artist