Illustrations, Animations and Performance Art
Illustrations, Animations and Preformance Art
Paul Miller - Rory Studio
I am the founder and Director of Rory’s Studio and as a Deaf British Sign Language user, I strive to illuminate Deaf Culture within mainstream forums. I am a resident of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and an artist who has been educated in the north east, graduating from Newcastle College in 2005, with a foundation degree in animation and illustration. I began my professional career as an illustrator, working in collaboration with writer Julia Donaldson on her children’s book Gruffalo. Since then I have worked extensively as an ambassador for Deaf awareness. In 2012, I was invited by the Paralympics to produce and direct Driving Inspiration, a live action short film that included representation from disabled children from across the UK.
Illustration for Children's Books
I have illustrated ‘The Beach Tree’ written by Noreen Ree. I have worked collaboratively with Julia Donaldson’s ‘Gruffalo’ stories for her exhibition at The Seven Stories Children's Book Centre and illustrated British Sign Language fingerspelling images that were displayed alongside the English words on a billboard.
Animation & Short Film
All my animation films have been nominated for best film, animation and screens at :-
- Wolverhampton Deaffest Film Festival
- Festival Clin d'Oeil in France
- Tolosa Spain International Deaf Film Festival
- Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival
I have recently received Art Council funding to develop my theatre piece of ‘Gothrella’. I wrote the script and am now in the process of collaboration with Dance City, Surface Area and Zendeh.