Event Illustrations

Illustrating Events is an ideal way of recording any occasion in a unique and creative way, especially in situations where photography is either not permitted  inappropriate or inconvenient.  In these such circumstances an illustration can capture an idea, an atmosphere or memorable moment.

The finished artwork can then be used in reports, blogs and social media as well as if desired, purchased as an original piece of art.

All illustrations by Erika; Commissions welcome, contact Erika by email erika@recordedinart.com or call 07498 644 247

2020 Koestler Entry

Harry Billinge MBE

I'm no Hero - All the Heroes are Dead!

Monotype - November 2019

(oil paint on glass printed on smooth Watercolour paper).

In commeration and congratulations this image is posted to honour Harry Billinge who on 27th December 2019 was publically announced to be appointed MBE for his Charitable work in raising money (over £25,000) for a National Memorial to honour fallen comrades lacated above Gold beach where.

Discussing the MBE, Mr Billinge said: "I am choked beyond measure to think I have got an MBE. I don't deserve it.

"When I get it, it won't be for me, it will be for the 22,442 blokes killed on D-Day. That's what its all about. They were marvellous men, some just 16.

"What a waste of life, terrible."


The original print will be one of 5 entries that Erika will submit into the 2020 Koestler Arts Awards. A4 Glicee prints on A3 Quality Somerset paper available from Recorded in art Store

National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance


12 June 2019

Attending the NCJAA AGM Erika drew some of the key moments of a really successful event, Rebecca's Timeline of where the NCJAA had come from over the past 10 years, but what factors had affected the sector, what factors had influenced policy and what the future may hold was a resounding success.

Prison Reform Trust Conference

at HMP Coldingly

31 January 2019

Held in the chapel areas at HMP Coldingly this conference was really well attended and refelcted honestly and informatively the work of the Prison Reform Trust and its stakeholders over the past year. All drawings by Erika and drawn live during the conference.

Prisoners' Education Trust

Conference Drawings

Erika was recently asked by The Prisoners' Education Trust  to illustrate their conference about meeting the needs of young adults within the prison system at HMP Ascombe Grange on 15th May 2018. The meeting covered a range subjects, invited a number of guest speakers, panel guests and a spoken work artist.

The illustrations are to be used in their report on the conference.

Frogmore House

Charity Partnership Day with the Prisoners' Education Trust

Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) was delighted to announce that they were chosen as one of three charities to benefit from the annual garden open days at Frogmore House and Garden, Windsor, on Thursday 7th June. Formerly a royal residence and set within Windsor Castle's private Home Park, Frogmore House and Garden welcomes visitors for three days every summer, with all proceeds going to the chosen charities.

This venue was just weeks before host to Harry and Meghan's wedding reception and is only open to the public on a handful of days a year. The Prisoners' Education Trust held a stall at the entrance to give out information on the Charity as well as selling, very appropriately for the venue, wild flower seeds.

In all PET could boast a hugely successful day with a large rise in the number of visitors on the day from previous years.