Illustration

My drawings and illustrations combine hand-drawn lines with flat bold colours, with a bit of humour creeping in around the edges. I love to draw people, as portraits, or as glimpsed ‘reportage’ moments.

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Books Beyond Words 

I have illustrated several stories for Books Beyond Words, publisher of picture-led books for adults who have learning disabilities. The books are accessible for people who don’t read words, and are designed to help with life’s concerns, such as health, emotional and social issues. My role combines illustration with co-authoring, with pictures being the primary tools to tell the story. www.booksbeyondwords.co.uk

Having a Test for Coronavirus - covers
Having a Test for Coronavirus - covers

Having a Test for Coronavirus P4
Having a Test for Coronavirus P4

Covid Testing Centre information sheet
Covid Testing Centre information sheet

A double-sided picture sheet illustrating the drive-through testing process

Having a Test for Coronavirus - covers
Having a Test for Coronavirus - covers

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Books Beyond Words - 

'Having a Test for Coronavirus' & 'Having a Home Test for Coronavirus'

Online resources produced in Summer 2020, to help people understand some of the processes involved in getting a Covid test, both at a testing centre, and as a home test. Featuring Kali, the same character in 'Beating the Virus' and 'Belonging'.

Selected images from the story are available as a pictorial information sheet illustrating the drive-through testing process.

Published as free downloads by Books Beyond Words 2020.

Beating the Virus - cover
Beating the Virus - cover

Beating the Virus P1
Beating the Virus P1

Beating the Virus P25
Beating the Virus P25

Beating the Virus - cover
Beating the Virus - cover

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Books Beyond Words - 

'Beating The Virus'

This story was produced in Spring 2020 as a response to the Covid-19 crisis, to help people with learning disabilities navigate the health situation, and keep themselves and others safe. Developed with partners including Public Health England, the story revisits Kali and Stefan, who we first met in 'Belonging'. Kali lives on her own and is unwell, and the story shows her getting the advice and support she needs. 26 illustrated pages, published as a free download by Books Beyond Words 2020.

Choosing My First Job - cover
Choosing My First Job - cover

Choosing My First Job P4
Choosing My First Job P4

Choosing My First Job P38
Choosing My First Job P38

Choosing My First Job - cover
Choosing My First Job - cover

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Books Beyond Words -

'Choosing My First Job'

'Choosing My First Job' looks at the challenges for young people when they are leaving education and going into the workplace. Zac, Chelsea and Amy need support to help them explore their options and find a job that really suits them. 40 illustrated pages; published by Books Beyond Words 2018.  

Belonging - cover
Belonging - cover

Belonging P2
Belonging P2

Belonging P29
Belonging P29

Belonging - cover
Belonging - cover

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Books Beyond Words -

'Belonging'

In 'Belonging', two isolated people, Kali and Stefan, face a trauma together and then find that they can help each other and start to form a community. The story was developed using drama with performers from Access All Areas theatre company. Published alongside the Access All Areas 'Madhouse' project exploring the history of institutionalisation. 30 illustrated pages; published by Books Beyond Words 2018.  

Going to Church - cover
Going to Church - cover

Going to Church P2
Going to Church P2

Going to Church P33
Going to Church P33

Going to Church - cover
Going to Church - cover

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Books Beyond Words -

'Going to Church'

'Going to Church' explores the story of Alan, a young man who is seeking a faith-based and spiritual dimension in his life, but finds it daunting to join a church without support. 38 illustrated pages; published by Books Beyond Words 2017.  

A Day at the Beach - cover
A Day at the Beach - cover

A Day at The Beach P1
A Day at The Beach P1

A Day at the Beach - P14
A Day at the Beach - P14

A Day at the Beach - cover
A Day at the Beach - cover

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Books Beyond Words - 

'A Day at the Beach'

'A Day at the Beach' was part of the Picture This initiative between Books Beyond Words and Kent Libraries. The project worked collaboratively with Beyond Words book club members to create and develop new stories. This is a light-hearted story in which a group of friends enjoy a day at the seaside, but are pestered by a troublesome gull. 15 illustrated pages; published by Books Beyond Words 2016.

Patient using Hospital Passport
Patient using Hospital Passport

Hospital Passport
Hospital Passport

Going Into Hospital - 2 illustrations
Going Into Hospital - 2 illustrations

Patient using Hospital Passport
Patient using Hospital Passport

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Books Beyond Words -

'Going Into Hospital'

I provided two illustrations for the updated re-publication of Books Beyond Words' 'Going Into Hospital' title, showing a Hospital Passport, and a patient using his Passport to help him communicate with a nurse. Published by Books Beyond Words 2015.

Greetings Cards
Greetings Cards

Passion Flower cards
Passion Flower cards

Greetings Cards in Stockist 3
Greetings Cards in Stockist 3

Greetings Cards
Greetings Cards

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Greetings Cards

A range of my illustrations and portfolio work are available as Greetings Cards - they can be purchased online from my website's Shop page.

 

Also stocked in the following outlets:

  • Quena, Camden Market, London

  • Merrygardens, Deal, Kent

  • Astral Gypsy, Coventry

  • HM Graphics, Leamington Spa

  • Kenilworth Books, Kenilworth

  • Farthing Gallery, Kenilworth

The Hyacinth Project
The Hyacinth Project

Logo design and branding for a project providing indoor winter hyacinths to isolated residents during Covid

Album Cover design
Album Cover design

Rosie Bergonzi EP - 'A Very Handpan Christmas'

Paintings - commissions for private clients
Paintings - commissions for private clients

Small square canvas paintings of plant forms

The Hyacinth Project
The Hyacinth Project

Logo design and branding for a project providing indoor winter hyacinths to isolated residents during Covid

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Illustration and Design Commissions

Assorted commissions for drawings, paintings, illustration and graphic design projects.

Flower Market
Flower Market

Tourists Break
Tourists Break

Drawing Class
Drawing Class

Flower Market
Flower Market

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Portfolio - People

Portraiture and reportage moments, mostly captured from life. 

Big Orange Flower
Big Orange Flower

Big Red Flower
Big Red Flower

Virginia Creeper
Virginia Creeper

Big Orange Flower
Big Orange Flower

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Portfolio - Flowers and Plants

Little Yellow Boat at Killyleagh
Little Yellow Boat at Killyleagh

Little Green Boat at Amble
Little Green Boat at Amble

Phoenician at St Katharine's Dock
Phoenician at St Katharine's Dock

Little Yellow Boat at Killyleagh
Little Yellow Boat at Killyleagh

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Portfolio - Boats and Water

Cat-Scratched Chair & Wire Weasel
Cat-Scratched Chair & Wire Weasel

Kendal Window
Kendal Window

Eastgate
Eastgate

Cat-Scratched Chair & Wire Weasel
Cat-Scratched Chair & Wire Weasel

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Portfolio - Interiors and Exteriors

Peacock Without Much of a Tail
Peacock Without Much of a Tail

Greylag Goose
Greylag Goose

Heron on its Nest
Heron on its Nest

Peacock Without Much of a Tail
Peacock Without Much of a Tail

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Portfolio - Birds

P1 'It's All About Choice' LBergonzi
P1 'It's All About Choice' LBergonzi

P2 'It's All About Choice' LBergonzi
P2 'It's All About Choice' LBergonzi

P7 'It's All About Choice' LBergonzi
P7 'It's All About Choice' LBergonzi

P1 'It's All About Choice' LBergonzi
P1 'It's All About Choice' LBergonzi

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'It's All About Choice' comic

Story and art by Lucy Bergonzi 

 

First published on website 'All Is Not Well – Comics About Care', a space for comic strips exploring experiences of care, from the perspective of the caregiver and of the person who receives care. Project run in partnership with Cardiff University.

 

www.allisnotwell.com

It's All About Choice' Cardiff exhibition 1
It's All About Choice' Cardiff exhibition 1

'It's All About Choice' Cardiff  exhibition 2
'It's All About Choice' Cardiff exhibition 2

It's All About Choice' Cardiff exhibition 1
It's All About Choice' Cardiff exhibition 1

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'All Is Not Well - Care Giving In Sequential Art' exhibition

 

'It's All About Choice', along with other comics from the 'All Is Not Well' project, in exhibition 'Care Giving In Sequential Art' at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff, 2018.

'The Inking Woman' at Foyles bookshop
'The Inking Woman' at Foyles bookshop

'The Inking Woman' Lucy Bergonzi story
'The Inking Woman' Lucy Bergonzi story

'The Inking Woman' book
'The Inking Woman' book

'The Inking Woman' at Foyles bookshop
'The Inking Woman' at Foyles bookshop

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'The Inking Woman'

By Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate 

An extract of my comic 'It's All About Choice' is featured in 'The Inking Woman', a history of female British cartoonists, published by Myriad Editions in 2018.