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)

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