British wood engraver and watercolour artist Eric Ravilious is deeply connected to the V&A – from his early years training at the Royal College of Art, the career-long inspiration he gained from studying the diverse collections, through to his granddaughter, Ella, who works as a curator at the museum.

In this film, Ella takes us on a personal journey through Eric’s life, exploring the techniques he learnt and mastered, his influential creative connections, the artists and designers he admired and studied, his favourite subjects to depict, the landscapes he loved and the adventures he had as an official war artist in World War II.