Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Christmas presents!

These jars were on my Christmas list and I was lucky enough to get them! What great labels, once the jars are empty they will look great on my studio desk as pen and paintbrush pots.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Eat Me Issue 4

It must have been last month I posted up some developments for an illustration I was doing for 'Eat Me' mag, well the other day I received Issue 4 in the post - here's the final illustration. I'm really pleased with how it looks on the page and really enjoyed this commission!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Things I like...

Here are some things I have seen recently and like.... I especially like the cut shapes in Mark Herald's collage with lines and markings on top.

In the paper!

My festive range has been featured in the 2 local newspapers and I am being interviewed on Radio Suffolk next Tuesday about my Illustration work! I'm also very busy trying to get work completed before Christmas - doing an illustration for a poster for Ipswich Building Society today!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Jim Butler

I went to a PV at Cambridge last night, for an exhibition of work by one of my old tutors, Jim Butler. It showed a series of his typographical screenprints based on drawings of shop signs in Budapest, Cadiz, Rome, Nice, Porto and Cambridge. These screeprints formed an A-Z and are also the basis for a series of alphabet books.
It was very inspiring to see simple yet strong compositions with a unified colour palette of well observed found typography. I was also very interested in seeing the different stencils and materials he used to create the work.

Friday, 3 December 2010


I've had a good day's work on caffe - developing images which will be part of my solo exhibition at the Suffolk Food Hall early next year. I want the image to be simple shapes with a strong colour theme.

Nice colours

I like the colour palette of this little card. Feels a little bit spanish to me.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Ice Skating

On trip to Cambridge in the snow yesterday I saw some lovely work at the Cambridge Contemporary Art gallery and couldn't resist buying this beautifully observed and drawn card of ice skaters by Helen Beard.

I also enjoyed the Brighton sea front screen-prints by Katty McMurray.

As well as some fun and playful work by John Dilnot....