I’m a photographer by trade and also work as a cgi artist. I’ve always loved doodling but it wasn’t until last year that I got a tablet and stylus which allowed me to explore all sorts of styles and materials. Before lockdown I had recently got into climbing (primarily bouldering) and absolutely loved it - I hadn’t been that passionate about a pastime for years! Like everyone I am so keen to get back out exploring but, as we all know, the best thing is to stay home and stay safe! Designing the t-shirts has been my way of reminding people that the outdoor places we love will still be there when this is all over! There are a number of colours available and also long sleeved shirts. If this goes well I might launch a short run art-print for those who don’t want a T-shirt.
100% of the profits will support two amazing charities - Wheatfields Hospice in Headingly and Women's Aid. Wheatfields Hospice is very dear to my heart as they took great care of my grandad a few years ago. Women's Aid support women and families experiencing domestic violence and their help is needed more than ever during lockdown.
The campaign, hosted on mercht.com, will run for two weeks and the more t-shirts that are sold, the more money is raised for these wonderful and important causes.