Drawing is life; I am committed to getting everybody drawing for at least 2 minutes a day. When you feel time-poor, even 5 minutes can seem like too much; but for 2 minutes you can draw while waiting for the kettle to boil.

I have worked as a freelance illustrator and printmaker specialising in illustration, comics, woodcuts and linocuts on and off since leaving school; I trained at St. Martins School of Art and have exhibited my work in both solo and group shows and I have contributed to the RCA Secret exhibition for the past seven years. Clients include the BBC website, Dazeddigital.com, Dyers Chambers, 'Cartoon news' magazine, 'Hog' magazine as well as charities including logo design for NECT.

 I am also a speech and language therapist working for Learning Talking in mainstream primary schools working with children aged between 3 and 11 with difficulties ranging from speech sound disorders, language disorders, Autism Spectrum Syndrome, Down's Syndrome and Selective Mutism. I also assess and treat people with communication disorders for drawing for communication and can set a programme of drawing therapy.

I have a teaching qualification in teaching adults and have taught short courses in art and design, comics and cartooning at The Mary Ward Centre, Chat's Palace, and the University of the Arts, London, Wimbledon College.

 In 2013 I successfully bid for funding from the British Aphasiology Society for a project teaching observational drawing to people with aphasia. Initially this started as an 8 week course which was so successful that I have continued to run monthly workshops at the Freespace Gallery in Kentish Town. I taught the 8 week course again in October - November 2014 as part of a masters study. This will be completed in March 2015.

The drawing workshops are aimed primarily at people who have aphasia, but I will consider referrals for those with other long-term psychological or neurological difficulties or disorders such as dementia or mental health difficulties. To make a referral or enquire further, please contact Cat at catandrew.ca@gmail.com or use the contact form on this site.

 See the Facebook page for 'Drawing for People with Aphasia'

Live talk on my project 'Drawing for People with Aphasia'