January 16, 2013
January 10, 2013
I was kindly invited to be part of illustrato.rs and have now contributed to their artist blog section by answering a few questions about my work. If you fancy a look then you can read the full interview here.
January 8, 2013
20p for a Gerald Rose illustrated book?! Why yes please, indeedy.
Rose’s lively textures and colours bring energy to the story and his compositions are inspiring. My favorite has to be those mountain scene end pages. Glad I popped into my local charity shop and added to my slightly ridiculous book collection.
January 6, 2013
An editorial piece I created for the guys at Spindle Magazine to go alongside an interview with Canadian band, Yukon Blonde. You can read the whole interview here.
December 17, 2012
My For The Love of Plants print is currently being exhibited at WestBeach as part of TheGallery’s Off – Site Winter Art Programme from 6th December 2012 to 10th January 2013. Its the full size version so pretty big at 1200 x 1800mm! If you’re down Bournemouth way you may want to pop it. Its a great excuse to take a stroll along the beach front and feast on some award winning food.
To purchase the framed print on display, please direct your enquiries to TheGallery:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01202363351
I’ll get a photo of it in situ as soon as I get the chance to visit Bournemouth again.
December 16, 2012
Don’t normally do this but after being blown away by the sheer beauty of the new Polpo cookbook, I thought Id do a little post about books.
Here are a few books that have caught my eye this year. Some I have read and enjoyed, some I would love to lay my hands on, and some are pure gems to be treasured forever (Max – given as present to guests at a friends wedding) If your interested, here are some links:
Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
Jahreszeiten by Blexbolex
POLPO: A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts) by Russell Norman (designed by Praline)
Art Forms in Nature by Ernst Haeckel
The Quantum Universe: Everything that can happen does happen by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
More Than Human by Tim Flach
Gravity’s Engines: The Other Side of Black Holes by Caleb Scharf
Max by Giovannetti Penguin Books
Wrap Magazine by Polly & Chris (Wrap Studio)
My Stoke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
Surrealism Permanent Revelation by Roger Cardinal & Robert Stuart Short
Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
December 8, 2012
Isn’t it great when you discover a brilliant band, before they get too big? Well I’ve got that same feeling with a print company instead.
Paper and Apparel have just launched their shiny new website, showcasing some fabulous t-shirt designs. I’m super excited to have working sitting alongside Claire Wood, Dan Molyneux, Ed J Brown, Emma Reynolds, Kate Rowland, Donya Todd & Phil Simpson. Converting one of my illustrations into a three colourway screen print has been a learning curve, especially with my rough charcoal marks, but I’m really happy with how its turned out. Some of the texture hasn’t registered that well but I actually like the effect this gives. If you feel like having a look at what Paper and Apparel are up to, click here!
December 8, 2012
Selling my stuff at another christmas fair today. bit last minute but if you feel like it, go check out all the christmas stalls at the Ilminster Arts Centre.
December 7, 2012
Here are some mock up gift tags I created to go with my winter cabin wrapping paper. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get these printed. It’s a shame as I would have liked to have seen them in the flesh but at least you get the idea.
December 6, 2012
I’m selling at a some christmas fairs in the next few days. Excited / nervous as I’ve never done one before. First one is this evening at Exeter Phoenix with late night shopping from 5 till 9pm. Created a mock up stall to see how all my products would look but have no idea what to expect. Fingers crossed it goes well but I’m pleased to say my ‘winter cabin’ wrapping paper has finally arrived and just in the nick of time. It will be available in my online shop soon but for now, here’s some quick photos. Mulled wine awaits!