Also #AskTwitter thinking maybe time for new artist website. Any recommendations please message - thank you. - 18 Nov
Just hit #15kfollowers on Instagram with 200 posts - pretty pleased! https://t.co/o8aT8CW1Ct - 18 Nov
@helen_fg Also should say Stockport Town Hall looks magnificent! #bbcqt - 18 Nov
Ah - #bbcqt not only is it in Stockport but there's my old school friend the fabulous @helen_fg...asking serious questions. Go team Helen! - 18 Nov
RT @LizsScribbles: With thanks to @simoneridyard and @Len_Grant for a good session @victoriabaths yesterday #10x10 @urbansketchers https://… - 18 Nov
@george_butler talking just now on R4 Today programme! Speaking so well about emotional connection with reportage drawing. - 18 Nov
Repeating previous tweet maybe missed - do any Manchester architect friends know anyone looking for good Part I from Glasgow SoA? @The_MSA - 18 Nov
@mikegarry @GranadaReports @stanthonyMCR Simply wonderful Mr Garry. - 18 Nov
RT @mikegarry: near a tv in granada land? get on @GranadaReports if not get on this reading from the hidden gem of @stanthonyMCR https://t… - 18 Nov

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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