Drew has an honours degree in Archaeological Illustration, experience of managing a county archaeological drawing office and is a full member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIFA). His early experience as a technical illustrator along with working in commercial graphics, provided a wide and useful knowledge. All this, together with his passion for history, enables him to create magical reconstructions and images of times gone by.
Working alone and with associates specialising in all areas of Archaeological Illustration and reconstruction, Drew Smith Illustration can deliver beautiful and historically accurate products for both small and large projects.
Recent clients include: English Heritage, The National Trust, West Berkshire District Council, 3's Co Archaeological Consultants, Heritage Publishing, AOC Archaeology, Northamptonshire Archaeology, The Paul Drury Partnership, the author John Goodall and the Scottish Forestry Commission.
Having served as Chair of the AAI&S (Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors) he went on to assist with the subsequent merger with the CIFA. As a committee member in the Graphic Archaeological Group (GAG) - a special interest group within the CIFA. Drew has produced the newsletter 'Graphic Archaeology' for two years and now helps out staging exhibitions for conferences and events.
Mistress Alyce contemplating - Glastonbury Abbey 2009
A specialist in producing images for the archaeological and heritage
publishing sectors, Drew is a freelance illustrator based in Glastonbury.