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getting to know Ralph


This is more than drawing


Growing up surrounded by paintings created by family members from the last four generations Ralph knew that art was in his blood! Indeed he would rarely be seen without a pencil in his hand and found creativity to be the way he could express himself. 

Art prizes, an art scholarship and art degrees followed. After Art school Ralph explored the meanings and application of art in a period of teaching Art and Art History before choosing to return to his core creative practice, founding Purple Heron over ten years ago.

Purple Heron specialises in visual content. Through drawing and emotional intelligence Ralph helps agencies, brands and organisations enhance communication and bring their worlds to life. 

Through digital graphic recording Ralph turns words into pictures  live-in-the-moment; both for online/remote environments and in the room. He also produces more bespoke digital illustrations and graphics in response to specific briefs and commissions.

A rare breed, poised to help you catch the big fish


The purple heron is a rare breed noted for its colourful plumage:

Ralph's skills-set is a rare combination and his work is characterised by its application of colour.

The purple heron waits, poised and motionless for just the right big juicy fish to spear:

Ralph is present inconspicuously in your meeting, watching and listening for your key points and quickly capturing them.

Since Roman times the colour purple has been synonymous with great value, importance and exclusivity. It also attracts attention:

Ralph brings this set of qualities to his work, bringing added value, and attention to the communication of your message.

The purple heron in flight is immediately distinguishable for flying relatively low and noticeably slowly over the landscape:

Ralph brings a similar approach, seeing the big picture in your organisation and carefully representing the different aspects. 


Purple Heron Communications is based in Bristol, UK,  

within easy reach of London, train lines, motorways and airports.


find out how Ralph can bring colour to your communications



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