Eleanor Allitt, Storyteller and Illustrator
Stories give us freedom. Stories give us a sense of longing.
They give us a sense of wonder, hope and connection.
Ancient myths as well as traditional stories ring true across the centuries.
EleanorAllitt is a storyteller, painter and illustrator. She studied at the Central St Martins School of Art, with Edward Bawden and Cecil Collins. Her illustrating and painting is inspired by story and myth.
She tells less well-known stories in schools and other organisations often accompanied by her own digitally projected images. Artwork too is often included in these sessions.
Initiatory myths and stories fire imagination and encourage discussion.
She leads workshops in hospitals, schools, and other organisations, and seeks to show the relevance of ancient myth in our lives today. She was inspired to illustrate Inanna when she heard the story told at the Bleddfa Summer School of storytelling. Her book on this myth is available from Amazon.
BA(Hons)Textile Design - Central St Martins
Graduate Bleddfa School of Storytelling 2004
Storytelling with artwork in numerous primary schools and other groups.
Lecturer in Design and textile history, calligraphy, plant drawing, and fine art at Warwickshire College.
Regular sessions at University of Coventry Hospital.
Work in numerous private collections in England, Germany, Sweden and Italy. Solo shows in Burgh House, London, work selected for Royal Academy and other galleries.
Work with the British Museum illustrating ancient Sumerian myths.
Babayaga Illustrated Russian Story 2004
Daring to Descend, Inanna and her descent into the Underworld
The Three Kings of Warka published by Zipang in association with the British Museum 2012.