Speakers, Authors & Artists

Ursula Hurst

Ursula is a professional mural and community artist based in Lancashire.

After graduating from Manchester Polytechnic with a degree in 3D Design she spent many years as a designer and maker of hand carved furniture, exhibiting around the country including Earls Court and the Business Design Centre, Islington.

She then began a career in education where she felt privileged to work with so many wonderful children whose enthusiasm for art and creativity inspired her to become a community artist and launch Art Daze. She now runs art workshops, coordinates community festivals and paints large scale murals.
But ask any of the children she taught what she wanted to be when she grew up and they will all tell you…an illustrator.

Special thanks to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council