My degree course finished in June 2012, so this one is a little late.
My degree exhibition:
SOUTHAMPTON. All of it. Well, as much as I could fit onto three metre-wide discs of paper.
I wanted to talk about the city's architecture, development and mythology. From the idea of a map, the project became three separate pieces: Places, People and History.
The process involved a lot of drawing, research and photography around town, mixing standard tourist facts with little details that I remember hearing about Southampton over thirty years here.
The borders are lino-printed by hand and the rest is a jumble of ink drawings and text. I wanted to keep it light and immediate - which is tricky when every mark is final.
To round off the display, I etched two sheets of brass with similar images, for brass-rubbing.
The show was held at Solent's new studios, which were then opened officially by Sir Peter Blake. I met him, but had no idea what to say. I won a prize for drawing, selected by Paul Osborne, our life drawing tutor - an astounding honour for me.
Solent Illustration had a stall at D&AD's New Blood fair at Spitalfields Market. For me, it made up in part for our London exhibition falling through. I was awarded one of the thirty "Best New Blood" rosettes.
Since then, my three pieces were framed; put on show in the Solent Showcase over the Summer; then bought by the university; and now are at Quay Arts, Newport, Isle Of Wight.
Meanwhile, a similar piece - a plate design for the university - is on display at the Wightlink terminal in Yarmouth, Isle Of Wight, along with other work by graduates from Solent's creative courses.
Here are some close-ups: