26 July 2012


Ali...

...today's post is dedicated to Ali Graney - a fantastic friend and tutor. She recently passed away after a short illness. Ali was the best, the best tutor and the best friend. She was lovely and words are hard to write. Above is one of her recent illustrations. She loved teaching and illustration/drawing, especially with ink and straws - drawing animals, chickens, flowers and dinosaurs. Always the keen gardener, I never came home empty handed - sent home with veg and stern words about getting the sketchbook out. We would often be in touch and if time allowed, made little visits to Sheffield Taps and then back to her and Lee's for food and wine. She will be missed. Missed by many and never forgotten.

XXX