RT @PhilGriffinMcr: Dave Cameron stalking me round the Rock shopping parade in Cornwall just now, with three PPOs. Wanted to ask them if sl… - 16 Nov
@Inforenfe But what about the 21.43 Madrid to Lisbon? Lots of irritated passengers here with complete lack of information. Please update us. - 16 Nov
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 - 16 Nov
Looking for a (fine) artist agent or maybe legal representation to help me negotiate a couple of complex illustrati… https://t.co/WKgZ8k7Fqm - 16 Nov
@hallrachel just wanted to say how much I value your Amazon reviews - read The Vanishing Season at your recommendation + loved it thank you! - 16 Nov
RT @ThomHetheringto: This is @simoneridyard's illustration of the new @MFDF18 hub in Albert Square. Fancy innit? Supper clubs galore in the… - 16 Nov
RT @ambersausen: Inspired by what I’ve learned from Urban Sketchers’ instructors @sharisketcher @paulwang_sg and @simoneridyard to sketch t… - 16 Nov
RT @lamarfrancois: @simoneridyard at work , illuminated by a convenient set of headlights https://t.co/Gu5SDGEf1y - 16 Nov
@michaelcavagin Great (re FR)! Look forward to seeing you. - 16 Nov
@HabitatUK @michaelcavagin @YodelOnline Not helpful as have to be in work today, delivery too big to leave in safe… https://t.co/sKPSPyEIC1 - 16 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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