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About Me

Manchester based artist and architectural illustrator

Simone Ridyard is an architect and senior lecturer in Interior Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has an international profile as an architectural illustrator through her work with Urban Sketchers.


Simone set up Urban Sketchers Manchester in 2012 and her own research centres on architectural reportage and in-situ drawing. Her workshops specialise in understanding perspective drawing.
Simone wrote Archisketcher: Drawing Buildings, Cities and Landscapes (North Light Books 2015). She has contributed to several publications on Urban Sketching and has co-edited two Manchester Sketchbooks, published by Mancunian Books. Simone has collaborated with Winsor & Newton, Derwent and The Big Draw on publicised art campaigns. You can find Simone at and
@simoneridyard on Instagram.

Simone Ridyard Sketchbook is available for pre-order from her online shop. If you would like to be kept up-to-date with exhibitions and workshops, please subscribe to her mailing list.

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