Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Invite


Recent invite for a special couple.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Young Artist of The Year



I have the pleasure of exhibiting two pieces of work in this years 'Young Artists of the Year competition' currently showing at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle, NE2 1AN. November 18th - December 4th. Both pieces are from a series I produced a few years ago regarding observations in and around Felixstowe in Suffolk.


In my relatively short professional career it's only the second time I've been able to exhibit some of my work in the City I started my arts education. Hopefully sometime in the not so distant future I will find a way to exhibit some more.


Big thank you to the Biscuit Factory as I was unable to attend the opening night but if you look closely at the picture on the Young Artist Website you can just make out my images on the right.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Images 35 + Fashion Illustrations.

Bit of a catch up blog as the last few months have been a bit hectic. I've been packing up boxes, living in other peoples houses, moving into a new house and unpacking again while still trying to make a living. So i'm pleased to announce that we are now all settled and creatively re-engaged.

A few interesting bits of news while I've been away.

AOI's annual which celebrates illustration excellence, Images 35 was published during August and I'm happy to say that one of my images is included, the one on the left below.


Alongside Images 35, I've also had some images included in Martin Dawbers 'Great Big Book of Fashion Illustration' published during September.



Both books are fantastic and full of immensely talented image makers. I can highly recommend picking both of them up.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

J.M.Coetzee Disgrace





During last year I was commissioned by the Folio Society to illustrate a phenomenal, yet deeply unsettling novel by J.M Coetzee, 'Disgrace' The narrative is set in post apartheid South Africa and centres around the complex character of 'David Lurie'.
Lurie, a university lecturer who's affair with one of his students starts a sequence of events that make him question his own personal beliefs and forces him to come to terms with a changing society. Disgrace won the booker prize in 1999 and has more recently been made into a film staring John Malkovich.

Illustrating disgrace was intense; the novel themes are complex and brutally analyse issues such as race & gender within a volatile time in South Africa's history. For every illustration within the book their was at least another handful of options which didn't make it. I hope the illustrations I produced and the selections I made do justice to a phenomenal novel. You can now buy "Disgrace" through the Folio Society website here

Cantina



I occasionally dabble in a bit of graphic design, most of it is rubbish but sometimes I produce something I like. I've recently designed a logo for 'Cantina - Mexican food with no fixed abode'. A local company who specialise in popup Mexican food around the Woodbridge area of Suffolk. The first night was last Sunday (29th May ) and was a fantastic success.

Keep an eye out for further Cantina popups through their website
www.cantina-woodbridge.co.uk.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Nursing Standard


A recent commission for Nursing standard magazine .

The article is about dignity volunteers. The volunteers liaison between patients, carers and family members after a decision is made that a patient will be allowed to die. The volunteers will help make the patients comfortable and visit the patients when family members are absent.

The image I've included here isn't the one that was chosen (you can see that in the magazine) but is the solution I preferred to a difficult article.