Simon Wrigley is a self-taught artist. He worked as a teacher of English, drama and art – and latterly as a schools’ adviser in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. He self-published a series of drawings as ‘A First Phrase book’ in the 1980s. Some of these have since been published in ‘Teaching English’ the magazine of the National Association for the Teaching of English. He has also undertaken a number of commissions.