Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Brother Fox

Back again!
I have not posted anything in ages but I have good excuses. I am working full-time at Edinburgh College of Art in the Illustration department and the Printmaking workshop. I absolutely love it, but I don't get as much time at the moment to do my own work. I am still taking commissions though!
I recently got a commission for a CD cover from a band in Sheffield. Brother Fox is made up of letterpress and screenprinted images and is now the face of 'Little Robots' new EP.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Storytelling Pick & Mix

Hooray! Storytelling Pick & Mix is finally up!
It was the hottest day of the year and we worked for 6 solid hours to get there but it is ready at last.
There are boxes of characters, objects and animals and 4 large backgrounds. The idea is to make up your own stories with our artwork, and then write and draw them, and send to us! 
We will put the best ones on our website.

The exhibition runs from now until September at The Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, Edinburgh (In John Knox House). 10am - 6pm.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Pick & Mix

I have been busy the past couple of months getting ready for a joint exhibition with illustrator Vicki Gausden.
It is an interactive exhibition of characters, animals, settings and objects all ready for you to make up your own stories, and is running in the Edinburgh Festival at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street (John Knox House).
This blue whale could be one of your characters.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

New Napier University Collaboration

After the very successful edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles being published last year, I have been asked to team up with this year's publishing students for a new publication of James Hogg's "The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner".
The book is a dark and disturbing tale and these are 2 of the illustrations along with the cover.

I got some great feedback from last year's book:

"It looks modern and will definitely attract young people".

"The cover is very striking..."

"They thought it looked edgier than a 'classic' usually looks. They really liked the illustrations too".

"I think the illustrations are brilliant".

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Postcard commission

I have just finished a fairly challenging commission involving the depiction of disability in the arts. There are 6 images and they are all on my website. 

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Cheeky Monkeys

Just finished a piece with a very tight deadline for 'Artsmark'. "10 monkeys trying to open a map and a bewildered teacher" was the brief. I loved doing it.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Latest Commission

I have just finished my latest commission which was for Gloss Arts in Gloucestershire.
It is a postcard to send to their registered artists reminding them to send them their CVs.