Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Leaving Autumn

This is a small personal project based on autumn. It's ended with 3 prints on each piece, each image being 6"x7.5" hand: drawn, etched and printed. The leaf skeleton prints each play with the use of autumn colours as well. Out of around 20 variations I think I might have found my favourite one so there may be some more consistent editions out after Christmas. 

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Friday, 16 December 2011

Fine Foods

  Just completed and sent in a brief sent out by the The Trecherman's Guide for their 2012 cover design. To design a cover image to go around their text, and to encapsulate the best foods in the South-West. Although I did stray from the region a little bit . . . .

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Food is Fun!

I've just entered Anorak Magazine's competition 'Food is Fun!'. This involves creating the most tastey lunch box design you can imagine. Mine came from the my well matured selection of cheese jokes.

'Nacho Cheese'

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Saturday, 12 November 2011

The Matchbox Art Show

A very small but very exciting show going on for a few weekends down in Brighton, Hove. 
The The Matchbox Art Show consists of 50 artists each creating matchbox sized artworks 
showing from the 26-27th Nov and 3-4th Dec
Well worth a look!

My piece entered is the net designs for my Matchbox Circus 
as well as a one off special sized ring leader

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Monday, 7 November 2011


Recently took part in a commission for Kaplan Law Firm, to produce several images along side other people for their 2012 Olympic Calendar.

Here are the final Images:

"Get Involved"

"Wheels of Fire"

As well as my own anti-Olympic piece, this wasn't picked . . . .

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Sunday, 30 October 2011

I recently came across american illustrator/artist Sterling Hundley and am excited to share him with you all. His use of tone and composition is something that I greatly admire and is something I hope to see within my own work at some point in the future. I strongly suggest having your own look. 

Monday, 24 October 2011

The Bloody Chamber

   I have recently started work on this years Folio Society competition for which I'm illustrating three stories from Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber'. This is several classic stories/tales revisited with a sinister twist. The competition is based on illustrations for the stories 'the bloody chamber', 'puss in boots' and 'the company of wolves'.

   . . . here's a few starting points and will see where these go.

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Monday, 26 September 2011

Pigs Might Fly

Small oil painting of a pig bursting through clouds high above the earth . . . who ever said that they couldn't!

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

New Prints

I've been pretty busy over summer . . . just not with work!

However, in starting autumn with a leap I already have a few projects and ideas buzzing around.
Meanwhile I have found time to produce some more high quality giclée prints. The prints are going for the same price (£20 inc. P&P)  Each print can fit an A4 frame alone and with the card mount I've cut for them they fit nicely into A3 frames. Although of course I can resize on request but they might take a while.

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Friday, 24 June 2011

My first ever prints are now available at £20 each (inc. P&P) high quality giclée prints on German Etching. Each print is smaller than A4 but are designed and mounted for A4 frames.

'Smoke' and 'Climb'

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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Memento III Show

This is a collaboration piece between myself and Harry Haysom. The poster design is for an exhibition of the Memento project I was part of late last year. I've taken up the task of organising the Bristol show and although it will only hold one of my pieces running this thing is definitely teaching me a few things.

The Memento project is currently in its 3rd year of running, 
it is where all students from several art institutes across 
the globe each make a print based piece based on the theme
of mementos and remembrance. 
Each students piece was an edition of the original and therefore
has been sent to each of the institutes involved, so that the same
show will be shown internationally around the same time.
Although the space we have got is a fair size it can only hold so many so
it will be an edited version but a spread across the different countries and styles.

Open to the public and running from 16th-19th June 2011 
the grand opening on Friday 17th 7pm-9pm

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Friday, 20 May 2011

Blind Book

Alongside the colour spreads I also made two dummy books out of the project, both leather, hand-bound books had the images embossed into the pages; one book with print offs of the image roughs, and the other with not prints but purely embossed.


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Friday, 13 May 2011

The Country of the Blind

Here are the final spreads for 'The Country of the Blind' H.G.Wells
I had planned to make up 18 but to fit the deadline these are all I had time for, along with a dummy book that's on the way. . . .

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Friday, 6 May 2011

 A few side pieces that came from the 'Blind' project with a commission in mind 'two paintings using petrol blue'. Go nuts!

Don't let the photos fool, the frames are actually right angled and fitting, just my shooting needs some work . . .

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Monday, 2 May 2011

A few more pieces working towards 'The Country of the Blind'.

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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Swimming in the Deep End

Result of a 24 hour workshop on making a single panel multiple narrative. The original was supposed to be more flat colours so I quickly realised that in photoshop (quality is pretty poor but quick)
I tried to get as many interactions going on between each of the characters, and nearly every one is doing something - look closely!

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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

some more potential pieces

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

New project based on H.G. Wells 'The Country of the Blind'
Got a few different ideas on media so will be updating more as they come.

Please contact if would be interested in a screen print of this image. I am thinking of doing it for myself but doing a few more for others would be a good incentive to print them sooner.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Bas Relief

I'm playing with the relief technique to be used in my next project. At the moment the paintings aren't near ready yet but I like the depth of these so thought it put up some pretentious arty tests.

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