9 December 2011

L.S Lowry Exhibition

I really enjoyed the L.S Lowry exhibition that is on until December 17th at the Richard Green gallery London.

Image 1 - Family of Six by L.S Lowry 1964
Image 2 - Collyhurst Road by L.S Lowry 1953

Christmas card retrospective 2

Photo collage Christmas card from 2004.

Christmas card retrospective 1

Snaps from a freezing but fun shoot for my Christmas card six years ago.

7 December 2011

Christmas Earrings

One of my recent monoprints.

23 November 2011

Tempo tissues "Bike"

During the summer I worked as part of the team doing inky artwork on this Tempo tissues commercial.
The beautiful design and direction are down to the very talented Vida Vega.
Produced at Film Club.

5 October 2011

Cards at Glasgow School of Art.

My cards have been selected to be part of the new 'GSA Collection', which is a range of contemporary products produced by graduates of Glasgow School of Art. The whole 'Big Hair' range is available in the GSA shop. The profits raised from the shop go back in to the School to support its educational mission and the upkeep of the fabulous Mackintosh Building.

The above images are details of some test prints for the cards. They actually look like this.

16 September 2011

2 September 2011

Bilbao - Sketchbook

Apologies for the lack of blogging over the busy summer.
I'm just back from a brilliant trip to the Basque area of Spain - Here's a few sketchbook paintings.

5 May 2011

Norwegian Wood / Today We Are All Japanese.

Film stills from Norwegian Wood Directed by Tran Anh Hung. (top 3 images)
This stunningly shot film captures the same languorous atmosphere that I remember from the Haruki Murakami novel. Jonny Greenwood's original music and Cinematography by Ping Bin Lee played significant roles in shaping this visually inspiring film. I wish I'd known about the poster competition before the deadline.

Also - I've pledged one of my prints to help the fund-raising project Today, We Are All Japanese (See their poster above). Perhaps you also want to pledge a piece of artwork to help those affected by the Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami.

29 April 2011


The big day has arrived – get out your bunting!

26 April 2011

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be asked to produce a hand-drawn animated crying sequence for the Royal Ballet's new full length version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Those that missed the ballet at the Royal Opera House can see it in full on the BBC iPlayer.
(Available until 30 April 2011.)
Alice is danced by Royal Ballet's rising star Lauren Cuthbertson. Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, Design by Bob Crowley, Projection design by Jon Discoll and Gemma Carrington.

19 April 2011

Inspiration rack

This is a rack I've had for years. It's where I put bits of my work along with things I like. It's kind of a precursor to my blog, that slowly evolves as I add stuff. The top image must be from about 5 years ago, and the bottom image is as it is today.

18 April 2011

Pick up sticks and a parcel.

Drawing of the coloured stripes on pick up sticks and a parcel of cards about to go to the Barbican gallery shop.

9 January 2011

Museum of Everything

Due to overwhelming public demand, Exhibition #3 at the Museum of Everything will re-open for 5 more weeks. It's well worth making the trip to Primrose Hill for a glimpse at Sir Peter Blake's private collection of curios. A personal favourite was a room of embroideries by Ted Willcox (2nd image).

Top Image of Sir Peter Blake by Uma Jovita Valaityte