Monday, 23 July 2012

Ali Graney

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.


Rob Gill said...

When I heard last week it was so unexpected, I really couldn't believe it. Really sad news, great tutor who always encouraged everyone and made sure we all got the best out of our work. I owe Ali a lot as she got me through some tough projects when I had really hit a brick wall. Ali was a fantastic tutor and will be greatly missed. I'll keep thinking about her, she will never be forgotten! x

Illustrator Ghoul said...

Really really sad news, she will be so missed! My thoughts are with Ali's friends and family today, I'm so sorry x

Chris Arrowsmith said...

I owe her a lot.

She is sadly missed.

Thanks Ali.x

Jennie said...

I just saw the note on Debbie's Blog - This is very sad news, sending condolences, thinking of you all at the University,


Mattifewww said...

So devestating! I was really sad when I heard about Ali passing away! she will be missed dearly, my thoughts go out to all her family and friends for their huge loss! Rest in peace Ali x

Danny Allison Illustration said...

This is terrible news. Ali was a great tutor and a fantastic human being who will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with Alis family, friends and loved ones at this sad time. RIP.

Nick Jon Norcross said...

Ali was very patient with me and always put herself out by helping me with personal issues this is a great loss to anyone who knew her but it was also a great pleasure to meet her as she was a very caring person RIP Ali you were one of a kind and will be sadly missed X