RT @Len_Grant: 30 years ago today. Granada TV aired The Art Mob featuring myself and @mikeblackphoto photographing artists and sculptors in… - 19 Jan
RT @martyn_evans: Looking forward to contributing to the (re)launch of product design in @McrSchArt at @ManMetUni. Its been absent as a sta… - 19 Jan
@BravoAitana Thank you Aitana...sorry belated, I'm delighted you're enjoying Archisketcher + this is a lovely sketch!! - 19 Jan 19
@ShelaghLtd Thank you...sorry belated reply, not often on Twitter these days. Hope to see you again before too long! - 19 Jan 19
@architectural Hi @architectural James...haven't been on Twitter for months but was delighted to just see this - it… https://t.co/S7A1Ckjdlw - 19 Jan 19
RT @PhilGriffinMcr: Dave Cameron stalking me round the Rock shopping parade in Cornwall just now, with three PPOs. Wanted to ask them if sl… - 19 Jan 19
@Inforenfe But what about the 21.43 Madrid to Lisbon? Lots of irritated passengers here with complete lack of information. Please update us. - 19 Jan 19
I’d been so looking forward to #nighttraintolisbon but nearly 2 hours wait at Madrid C. and no info at all - poor service @Inforenfe @Renfe - 19 Jan 19
Looking for a (fine) artist agent or maybe legal representation to help me negotiate a couple of complex illustrati… https://t.co/WKgZ8k7Fqm - 19 Jan 19
@hallrachel just wanted to say how much I value your Amazon reviews - read The Vanishing Season at your recommendation + loved it thank you! - 19 Jan 19

Simone studied architecture at Canterbury School of Art where the value of pencil, pen and watercolour in the communication of space and buildings became embedded in her work. She specialised in interior architecture for 15+ years and practices she has worked for include Sheppard Robson, Austin-Smith:Lord and 3DReid. In 2011 she joined Manchester School of Art as a Senior Lecturer in Interior Design.

Whilst teaching in Singapore in 2012 Simone discovered the global Urban Sketching community and set up Urban Sketchers Manchester on her return. Since then she has become an internationally recognised proponent of the urban sketchers movement and her first book Archisketcher was published in 2015 by North Light books in the US and Quarto books in the UK. Her drawn collaboration with writer Phil Griffin was shortlisted for the inaugural UWE / Moleskin Reportager Awards summer 2015 for ‘You May Look at a Building’.

As well as being a member of the Society of Architectural Illustration (MSAI), Simone is also a member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA) and she continues to develop her painting portfolio as well as painting architectural visualisations to commission, alongside her teaching commitments. Recent clients include Virgin Atlantic Airways, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester International Festival, Marketing Manchester, Hotel Costes Paris (Costes Projets et Etudes), Conde Nast Traveller, Argent PLC and Simpson Haugh Architects (formerly Ian Simpson Architects). Simone also runs drawing workshops across Europe and in recent months she has taught at Tate Liverpool, The Herbert Reade Gallery Coventry and on location in Amsterdam.

Simone is foremost a committed ‘urban sketcher’ and reportage artist as well as being responsible for the winning bid to host the 7th international Urban Sketchers Symposium which will take place in Manchester in July 2016.


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