Monday, 23 July 2012
It is with huge sadness that I have to inform you that our colleague and friend Ali Graney has died after a short illness.
Ali came to work part time with us on the Illustration course at Preston Illustration about ten years ago. She was always great fun to work with, always got stuck in and enjoyed the practical, messy stuff; drawing and cutting out a speciality with the students - who loved having Ali around. She became a fixture as part time tutor in recent years and students loved her good humour and no nonsense attitude. She loved the students in return and always took great pride in their achievements.
Ali shared an office with me, and her patience at putting up with, and sharing the mess that I make was quite astonishing. I will miss her personally as a friend, the course will miss her as a true creative spark and the students will miss her as their caring guide and mentor.
She met her partner Lee when they both worked on the course. We send our sincere condolences to Lee and also to her family at this awful time.
Alison Clare Graney - who sadly died July 12th 2012.
Posted by STEVE WILKIN at 19:47