I'm Dulcimer Draws: an Artist and Event Producer based in East London. I love drawing fashion, people and faces: I'm also rather obsessed with eyes, balloons and PINK!
I believe that drawing is for all and that there's no such thing as getting it right or wrong: for me the pleasure is the process - never mind the end result! I didn't go to art school so if I can do it then anyone can! I'm passionate about unlocking creativity in others and sharing 'the joy of sketch': a passion which drove me to launch The Social Sketchup, the workshop series that I now run at a network of venues across London.
When I'm not immersed in my sketchbook, running events or busy at my screenprinting studio, you might find me selling my wares at art fairs, on my bike and/or upside down on a yoga mat!
Prior to launching Dulcimer Draws I worked for over 13 years in brand marketing: working with some incredible children's brands including Pokemon, Mr Men, Enid Blyton's Noddy, Horrible Histories & The Gruffalo: as well as for world-leading publishers Pearson, Macmillan and Scholastic. Take a look at my LinkedIn profile if you'd like to know more!
And if you're interested in working with meDulcimer@dulcimerdraws.com
The Back Story
I grew up with an innate love of fashion and drawing. According to my mother, I spent my childhood “drawing all over everything” and changing my outfit at least 3 times daily.
I had my first taste of the fashion industry back in 1995, when I was scouted by Select at the Clothes Show Live. After landing my first job with the awesome Juergen Teller, I went on to work for the likes of Paul Smith and Versace: a stark contrast to my life back on the family farm in Yorkshire!
Despite this success, I soon quit the modelling game to focus on getting A levels and a 'proper degree' that would land me a 'proper job'. And I got both those things: a 1st Class degree in Spanish and a successful career in marketing!
Fast forward to 2014 when I attended The House of Illustration opening fair and felt compelled to pick up a pen and start drawing again. This soon led me back to my love of fashion art and I started sharing my work on Instagram - and I've not stopped since!
And now finally, after over a decade of managing and building other people’s brands, I decided it was high time I launched my own: thus Dulcimer Draws was born!