Thursday, 15 December 2011

On the first day of Christmas...

This years Christmas card

NEED - St Judes Random Spectacular Issue 1

Need this in my life (sorry overdraft).

See more and buy your own copy here

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Monday, 12 December 2011

Market Day

Popped my craft market cherry. Loved it. Must do this again

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Possession and the Law - final piece

A developed piece from earlier in the week. Much happier with it now

Collaborative dicking about

work and play should always mix

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Possession and the Law

This is the worst bit, where I wish there was an art director to choose a final!

Update: The studio has spoken... No.2 is the winner. Hoorah!

Possession and the Law - play

Trying out a few options for this piece, i think the right hand option is winning so far..?

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011


Cheers for the lovely folks at Grillust for their big-up and nice words! Work from a project in 2nd Year. The t-shirts their idea by the way, I have better taste! haha

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Illustration Friday - Hibernation

Originally used for asleep it seemed silly not to recycle it!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Weather Zine sneak preview

New (very cropped) sneak peeks from images for the soon to be released Zine with Alex Sickling. This one is British Weather based, planning the next one already...

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Wooden Story Boxes

Started painting a pair of boxes I'd put by for making fun, and decided to give them a bit of a narrative base, the story is up to you....

Update: the house/forest/squirrel box has now been sold.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Sunday Paint Play

Something a bit different! Very refreshing and exciting. Got lots of new painting plans....

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Carlisle Studio

My work space, makes it nice to be home

Papergirl Exhibition

The other night the lovely Alex Sickling invited me for a catch up at this preview for the 'free art by bike' project papergirl. I was hoping to find some juicy goodies after the fetching local mag spread I'd seen, but nearly had a little accident when I came across a Johnny Hannah. I touched it, of course. There was alot of lovely things, including free wine, huzzah! And a lovely print by Laura Sheldon (the above but in pink).

For more info have a look at Papergirl

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Aunt Daphne's Dalmations

I don't normally enjoy drawing dogs but gave it a bash for my great aunt who loves dalmations, as a birthday thing. It was great fun and got me thinking to drawing the character of this wonderful woman. She's quite old now but the vibrant life she's had still shows through, it takes the years off her and I can imagine it translating really well into ink. It's made me think about a possible picture book. I'll need to improve my dog anatomy to get the feel for them better, and we'll see what she thinks then this space!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Creative Review and Peter Grundy, I take my hat off..

Particularily impressed by this months Creative Review Special Issue: Illustration Annual. Actually went a bit dizzy over it in WhSmiths. Seriously. These photos don't do it justice. The cover by illustrator Peter Grundy is BEAUTIFUL. Any lovers of gorgeous tactile design go and give it a stroke, you won't regret it.
We're talking slightly textured stock for the cover, with debossing and foil. Mmmmmm....

Oh, and the work inside made me wee myself, right in the middle of WHSmith.