Drawn to Sheringham at Sheringham YHA July 2020

Breaks for Kids Greetings Card | © Natalie Knowles 2016
A few years ago, I was asked by Sheringham YHA to design a charity card that could be sold to raise money for the Youth Hostel Organisation’s Breaks For Kids charity. The illustration on the card really sums up how carefree and idyllic a day-at-the-seaside should be for a child. Indeed, many, many generations have enjoyed the simple pleasure of building a sandcastle, paddling in rockpools and flying a kite on the beach. It is so saddening to think that for many children this is a childhood rite-of-passenge that has never been an option. In the YHA’s 90th year, it is our aim to make a dream-come-true holiday a possibility for ninety children by fundraising throughout 2020.


I am continuing a fantastic partnership with the YHA with a summer exhibition at Sheringham YHA to raise funds through sales of artwork. Since 2010, I have been doing art projects with Sheringham YHA, from wall art, signage and exhibitions to promotional postcards and greetings cards. These days, I am a professional graphic designer, illustrator and artist and I am very proud to say that Sheringham YHA was there for me at the start of my career, giving me an outlet to exhibit work and try out projects in a wonderful, supportive environment.


Drawn to Sheringham is an exhibition of original pen drawings, which will be on display at Sheringham Youth Hostel from 30th July. The drawings depict the many things which make visitors and locals drawn to Sheringham on the North Norfolk coast.


Keep checking this website and my social media for updates about this exhibition.