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Sit Still Sidney

Sidney finds sitting still in school hard, especially when there are fascinating distractions around him. A concertina book showing where his fidgets take him.
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Eveline

Illustrations to accompany Eveline, a short story by James Joyce.
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The Wilful Thing, Development drawings,

Sketches for development of my first picture book to be published 2019 by Hikari Press. The Wilful Thing is inspired by the life of Charlotte Brontë who obeyed her inner call to write despite the restrictive expectations placed upon her during her lifetime. ‘Gill Smith makes innovative use of text and image to depict the insistent nature of the creative impulse.’ (Hikari Press, 20180
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Shop Folk

Shop Folk was inspired by  Ormskirk’s history of shop traders.  The cobblers, the sweet shop and the clockmakers. I was lucky enough to be commissioned by The Chapel Gallery to make this diorama  installation exhibited during the heritage project A Festival of Tales 2017
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A Festival Of Tales

Illustrations for a  heritage project, A Festival of Tales,  the result of a successful lottery application and collaboration between West Lancashire Borough Council, the Town Centre Management Group, and Edge Hill University, local businesses, schools and community groups. My illustrations were used for large scale banners, a range of merchandise for The Chapel Gallery.
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Harris Museum (series 1- 6)

Illustrations for Harris Museum, Preston to accompany a booklet advising how community groups can use the display to tell their story.
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Traditional Tales (series 1-3)

Taking inspiration from characters from nursey rhymes and cautionary tales. Submission to Birmingham Children’s Library. The boy and the goose The girl who wouldn’t comb her hair I am a Fox
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