Hello. I’m Siân. I’m an illustrator and artist and I draw maps. It started with the North London Arts Map below…

And since then I’ve made lots of maps. I’ve done map workshops in school and around London. A sense of place is truly important, a place in your community, and a chance to map out your story. You are your neighbourhood, the places you frequent, what you see, what you experience… And it’s important to tell and record your story, because no one else can do it for you…

I’ve worked with kids and grown ups, people who’ve lived in an area all their life to those that have recently found themselves there. Where you’re from is not important, as they say, it’s where you’re at.

Do use the contact page if you’d like to talk about a commission or a workshop. I also offer virtual workshops at the moment. I work from templates in workshops – drawing everything by hand then completing on computer. Maps are limitless. You can fill them in with colour, add text, montage, poetry – anything. Well, almost anything.

For map commissions, your own personal history as a unique print on the wall, prices start at £350. If you would like to buy a map “off the peg” – head to the Raw Art site for more information. prices start at around £45 for an A3 print.

Siân Pattenden