Wessex have announced the leaving of Liz James who retired on 21 December 2017 after over 34 years as an illustrator at the Salisbury Office.
In that time Liz has helped to train just about every illustrator employed in aspects of finds illustration – and she has trained and mentored some staff from scratch. Wessex wants to thank Liz for her huge contribution to Wessex Archaeology, for the skills she has helped them to hone and for the many thousands of report graphics that she has prepared.
Her contribution to publications has been outstanding – listed as a major contributor in a large proportion of the in-house monographs, from the first to the most recent, and goodness knows how many journal articles – there are too many to list. Liz is also well known for her artist’s impressions and reconstructions.
On Friday 8 December they had a small celebration of Illustration at Wessex, with displays of some of the work we undertake, many of which are by Liz. There was also some cake! The celebration was extended to our regional offices to which examples of the posters and illustrations were distributed in order to share the incredible skills of the graphics team – and of course more cake.
Warmest wishes to Liz for the future from Wessex Archaeology – and as a fellow illustrtor of I will admit lesser talent than she, I would like to also extend a large BAJR congradulations for a great career in Archaeological Illustration. .
Source: Wessex Archaeology