Wednesday, 8 September 2010

AOI Exhibition London

For anyone who's in London over the next few days I've got some work into the Association of illustrators Images 34 exhibition which is on from the 8th September – 14th September 2010 at the London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle.

Opening times: 10 - 5pm weekdays, 10 – 4pm, Saturdays, closed Sundays & Admission is free.

The work included in the exhibition is fantastic. I would highly recommend anyone interested in illustration to take a peek.

(please no laughing at the naffness of me standing next to my work. It was taken on orders from the Mrs.)

Thursday, 2 September 2010


I've recently been going through my hardrive making sure old stuff is all backed up and making room for new. On trawling through some of the random images (some unused and some unfinished) I came across Beryl sitting on the pier in Felixstowe. I will post more random finds over the next few weeks if i get the chance . . my current commission is keeping me on my toes.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Missenden - Abbey

A recent personal commission. Location is Missenden - Abbey.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

School Photoshop stuff

Don't panic people's I have been busy... just with other stuff, trips to Paris, workshops with students and a current project I can't yet blog about.....more to follow..may be some roughs.

As well as working as a freelance illustrator / artist I also work in a school as support staff. It's a great environment to work in and often get asked to demonstrate how student's could potentially manipulate various images using Photoshop. Sometimes in groups , sometimes on a one to one basis but here are some of the outcomes over the past year, both my examples (some better than others) and some crazy student (year 9) animals from a surrealism project.

If anyone out there wants to book me for any workshops please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat. Contact details are on my website.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Scattercats Artwork

It's been almost a year since i created the first gig poster for the Scattercats, a local band based in Woodbridge Suffolk. As another gig draws near, another poster was called for (check out the link for more details) and so the creative cogs start to turn.
I've always liked creating the artwork for the band. It's different from my usual style, layering up photos with textures instead of using of my drawings. In the process of creating the newest poster I decided to look back over my previous offerings and see how they worked as a collecting of images. Here I've stripped back the text (an area in-which I always feel inadequate in dealing with) to leave just the artwork. The original photographs supplied by Gary James.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Fruit 'nd' Vegetables

Its being a while since I've posted a great deal of new stuff on the blog, so here you are...some fruit and veg.... Or an Orange, a mushroom and a pepper to be more precise. I haven't really attempted to cover much food in my portfolio so thought i would give it a go.
For the majority of February I've being rejigging my physical portfolio (something I should do more often) and doing quite a bit of online self-promo stuff. Including a new portfolio over at contact-a-creative. More new work coming soon.

AOI Images 33 in Suffolk

AOI's Images 33 is on tour and is currently at Suffolk Universities new water front building in Ipswich. I went along to the opening night and was very impressed, It was great to meet Becky Brown and see some truly inspirational work including that of my former tutors Jill Calder and Jonathan Gibbs. I would highly recommend a look if you are in the area. Its on now until the 26th of March.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Website Update

I've been busy tweaking and updating my website over the past week. Please take a look if you haven't been on for a while, you might find something that inspires you to pick up a pencil and draw. Also joined Twitter so if you fancy reading my insignificant ramblings of life then... follow me.

Scattercats Gig Poster