"The pieces I've submitted are a selection of images and spreads from a story book I produced for my second year project entitled ‘Reynardine'. says Blair "The story is from an old folk tale (reworked into a song by Fairport Convention), about a Werewolf who lures young girls away to his castle. I wanted to make the tale into a story with contemporary relevance. My illustrations contextualise this tale as a story of trafficking young girls into the sex industry."
"The Illustration staff team are delighted at Blair’s success, his original idea and the quality of the artwork deservedly won recognition in this prestigious national competition." says John Clementson
Blair lives in Dudley and has received a prize of £500, plus considerable national recognition.