Monday, 4 November 2013

Jill and Dragon




This is a little introduction to 'Jill and Dragon' a story with a sad dragon, a jealous dog, a small girl, a huge book and plenty of toast. I have been part of the Picture Hooks scheme this year and have been working with my brilliant mentor Ross Collins (and Hugo the chocolate lab) on this story for the past year. 

You can see 'Jill and Dragon' on display at The Scottish National Gallery until February 2014 as part of the Picture Hooks exhibition.

A huge thanks to Lucy Juckes, Linda MacClelland, Orchard Books and Vivian French.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Join Together!

To celebrate her wedding Meg Hunt is having a gallery show! She asked her illustrator friends and peers to make a small piece with "Join Together" as the unifying concept - love, friendship and all the things that connect us.

Above is my small contribution to the show...but there are over 50 artists taking part and I, for one, can't wait to see everyones!

Join Together opens at the Land Gallery in Portland, OR on August the 9th.


Monday, 3 June 2013

Wishes for Mees





I recently contributed my lion to a  set of 24 feel good greetings cards that have been produced by The Mighty Pencil to raise funds for Mees Pieter Wennekes and his family, giving them the opportunity to travel to the USA for Mees' cancer treatment. Mees' father, Jan Wennekes is a member of The Mighty Pencil, and we really want to help Mees, please support this project and help a wonderful young boy get his cancer treatment. 

YOU CAN BUY A SET HERE


* 3rd June 2013 UPDATE * - Mees' family have recently reached a point where they have achieved the target required to enable them to take Mees to the USA for his cancer treatment. Isn't that wonderful! However this is only the beginning, Mees and his family will be travelling to the Florida Proton Institute in Jacksonville, USA later this month for his treatment and I'm sure we would all like to send our love to them all at this time. Mees' foundation has been set-up in a way that all money now raised will go to children and their families in similar situations, so we are able to continue selling the Wishes For Mees greetings card sets and raising more money for more children with cancer. Please support this most important cause and continue buying your card sets and helping more wonderful young children. 


The full retail price (£20) of each card set, plus all bonus donations will go directly to Mees' foundation. 


For more details on the 'For Mees' Foundation please visit 

ForMees.nl 



Thursday, 23 May 2013

Fashion!





I worked on an amazing collaborative publication between WRAP magazine and a japanese fashion chain via bus stop. Myself and four other illustrators worked creating illustrations for the SS 2013 range, including womenswear, menswear, accessories and homeware. I was asked to illustrate the accessories which included lots of shoes byNicholas Kirkwood. My design was included in the final publication as a pull-out paper and it was also used to adorn the cover.


I was also chosen as one of the runners-up in the House of Holland Instagram competition!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Pick Me Up!







My fantastic agents Handsome Frank have a stand at this years Pick Me Up at Somerset House in London. It runs from the 18th - 28th of April. Handsome Frank have a whole host of activities to get involved in including

Friday 19th – Drawing with Indian Inks – hosted by Tim McDonagh

Sunday 21st – Painting with egg tempera – hosted by Joël Penkman

Wed 24th – Clay Modelling worskshop – hosted by Alexandra Bruel

Thur 25th – Introduction to paper craft – hosted by Helen Musselwhite

I produced two special prints for the occassion. Both are A3, signed and are only available from the HF emporium! They are £20 each.