Sunday, 29 December 2013

New Home, Pen & Ink

For Christmas this year, I decided to draw a portrait of the house my brother and his girlfriend have just brought. (This is their first house together, so I really wanted to do something to mark the occasion)

I used it as an excuse to get my dip pen and ink out again and I really enjoyed experimenting with the different tones, patterns and textures.

 That's all from me for now, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Contemporary Angles

Monday, 11 November 2013

Contemporary Angles - Art 1821

Last Friday night I attended the private view for the 'Contemporary Angles' group exhibition at the Art 18/21 gallery in Norwich. The show included pieces by myself, Guy Allen, Louis Hudson, Tom Lamprell, Henry Jackson Newcomb, Isabel Rock and Coleen Self and was put together to celebrate new talent from the region.
(click on each name above to view more of their work)

The exhibition will run until the 27th November 2013, open from 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Friday and 10am -  4pm Saturdays. At Art 18/21, Augustine Steward House, 14 Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1HF. (Opposite Norwich Cathedral Gate)

I am exhibiting eight original pieces, which are all for sale. If you are interested in purchasing any of my Pen & Ink drawings, details will be posted later this week on the Art 18/21 website or you can contact Laura Williams from the gallery at

Fig 1, Pen & Ink, 430 x 320 mm, 2013

 On a Bed of Feathers, Pen & Ink, 290 x 490 mm, 2013

Camouflage, Pen & Ink, 330 x 490 mm, 2013

Fig 2, Pen & Ink, 430 x 320mm, 2013

Swallowed, Pen & Ink, 500 x 330 mm, 2013.

You can view the other images in more detail on my website here

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Developing my pen & ink work

Over the last month I have been developing a new series of work in Pen & Ink, as you might of read in my earlier post, I will be exhibiting this body of work at the Art 18/21 gallery in Norwich this Friday. I have really enjoyed working in this medium again, and I'm looking forward to producing more pieces in it ( this space). Part of what I love about working in pen & ink is experimenting with different ways of mark making and producing volume, mass and tone. The piece above is not one that has made it into the show, but I hope you enjoy it all the same :).

 Close up detail

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Contemporary Angles - Art 18/21 group exhibition

Details of the upcoming show at the Art 18/21 gallery in Norwich. I will have 7 original pen & ink drawings on sale. More details to follow soon.

Close up detail of one of my pieces I will be exhibiting

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The Book of Bedtime Stories Launch

Last night I attended the launch of 'The Book of Bedtime Stories' hosted by Walker Books and Mumsnet. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to meet the authors and illustrators and the lovely people from Walker, Mumsnet and Gransnet. I'm really proud to be included in such a beautiful collection.

As you've probably already gathered from my other posts and tweets, I was asked to illustrate 'Bedtime at the Lighthouse' written by Philip Bell, which is a atmospheric narrative about two children at their grandmothers house under a lighthouse.
You can read about Philips inspiration for the story here

Here's a peek of one of my favourite spreads

The anthology also includes two fantastic stories, beautifully illustrated by fellow Cambridge School of Art, MA Children's Book Illustration graduates Tamsin Gilbert and Gemma O'Callaghan

You can see the other spreads from 'Bedtime at the Lighthouse' on my portfolio site here
and buy a copy from the Walker website here

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Bedtime at the Lighthouse, The Book of Bedtime Stories

Tonight's the launch of 'The Book of Bedtime Stories', which is released tomorrow. I've just received my copy and it looks beautiful! Here's a little look at 'Bedtime at the Lighthouse' written by Philip Bell, which I illustrated. 

Thursday, 26 September 2013

'The Book of Bedtime Stories' from Walker Books, Mumsnet and Gransnet

Earlier this year I was approached by Walker Books to illustrate a story for their upcoming title 'The Book of Bedtime Stories', due to be released on the 3rd October. The finished book will comprise of illustrated stories from 10 prize winning authors and 10 up-and-coming artists. (read more details here)

I was asked to illustrate 'Bedtime at the Lighthouse' written by Philip Bell (who also runs Beachy Books - a independent publisher of Children's Books)

With only a week to go until the launch, here's a sneaky peek of one of my drafts

More to come soon!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Queen of Clubs

Last month I was invited to create a piece for the 'Deck of Cards' exhibition, curated by Laura Williams from the Art 18|21 gallery.

'In 1976, 53 leading British artists were each sent a playing card by a London Gallery and asked to produce a work of art which was to be turned into a printed pack of cards. The exhibition was a global success with the British Council touring the 53 artworks to 22 countries and the packs of cards sold, amongst other places, in The Tate and at MOMA.'

Art 18/21 gave 53 regional artists a card to create to complete a new Deck of Cards for 2013, including artists such as Anthony Green, John Kiki, Maggi Hambling, Colin Self,  Bruer Tidman. Mine was the 'Queen of Clubs'

The Original Queen of Clubs, from British artist Allen Jones.

I was inspired by traditional playing cards and I wanted to keep that in mind when creating my piece- experimenting with pattern and costume. I also wanted to give a nod to Jones' original piece. 

The exhibition of the new Deck, along with the originals will be on display until the 26th October 2013.

See below photographs from the private view

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2013

I've just found out my piece for the Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2013 has been Highly Commended in the Emerging Talent category! You can see the winners and also the names of the other highly commended illustrators here

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Deck of Cards

Excited to share the details of an upcoming exhibition I have been asked to be involved in.
I will be exhibiting an original card design, which will be on sale. (more details and images to follow after the private view)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Blog & Buy Sale - Summer Wish List

 My 'Alphabet of Caught Fish' print has been selected to be featured in the Blog & Buy Summer Wish List. If you like my piece or think you might know someone who would, please 'like' and 'share' and 'tweet' via the options on the wish list page. There are over 170 products available, so I would definitely recommend having a browse! (please click on the image below to see my product in the Wish List shop)

Here's a few of my favourite items from the selection   

(click on the images to see each product in the Summer Wish List Shop) 

Songbird Print - Scout Editions - £20

H is for Home - Eleanor Stuart - £20

Swim Club Mug – Peskimo - £10


Kaleidoscope Table mat set - Fun Makes Good - £35

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Venus - Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2013

Here's my entry for the Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2013. We were asked to create a personal response to Holst's orchestral suite 'The Planets' with an emphasis on 'Tales of Mood and Memory'. I decided to use Venus as my focus point for the piece. I wanted to capture her in a state on contemplation, whilst she watches over the other elements from the symphony, in her role as 'bringer of peace'.

 close up detail of Venus

Monday, 17 June 2013

More from the Ohh Deer 'Open Season Spring Shop' competition

 These are the three designs I have selected to enter into Ohh Deer's latest competition
Prices are: £15 for a A4 print and £25 for A3
with £4.25 delivery in the UK (worldwide delivery available!)

These prints are available for a limited amount of time (5th July) and sale numbers go towards the selection of the three winners. 
So if you would like a print make sure you order one while you can :)

Click on the images above to visit them in the shop, 
or you can browse the whole selection here

Friday, 7 June 2013

Ohh Deer's Open Season Spring Shop

 I've entered a few designs into Ohh Deer's Open Season Spring shop competition. 
These designs are only available until the 5th July!

You can click on to the titles to see them in the shop: The Journey Home - Yeti - Whale Bones

 Each are £20 + £1 p&p in the UK, with worldwide delivery available.

I will be creating another post introducing my prints that are on sale soon, until then please browse the shop (you might even spot them!)

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 30 May 2013


Only a week and a half left to see the 'Stories Begging to be Told' exhibition at the Drawing Cube in Cambridge. There are still a number of original illustrations and limited edition prints available on sale.

Open until the 9th June, Tuesday - Friday 12-5pm and Saturday - Sunday 12 - 5pm
9 Norfolk Street. CB1 2LD.

see more details at or visit our facebook page:

thank you to everyone who has already visited!

Thursday, 9 May 2013


Open until the 9th June, Tues-Fri 12- 5pm, Sat- Sun 12- 4pm
9 Norfolk Street, Cambridge
Free admission, all welcome!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Journey home and other images

City No.1
City No.2
The Journey Home

(All original drawings available for sale, contact me for details)
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