Me Da's A Miner Inspiration..... June 26 2017
Always nice to work with talented people and I was delighted to work with Matt Reilly (poet) again. I wanted to create a gift for a mining museum (Woodhorn Colliery) which had a feeling of warmth and nostalgia. When I spoke to Matt about him producing a poem I told him this and gave him some dialect words to incorporate into the poem. He came back with this gem and I instantly knew it would resonate with people in the North East. I created this illustration from a photo I took when I was at Woodhorn. I'm loving the love this has already received and I love the fact this is keeping a little part of our North East heritage alive.