Saturday, 28 September 2013

Among Secrets

Less than a week until my lovely friend Karin's solo exhibition at The Drawing Cube in Cambridge. It opens on the 1st October, 5-7pm at 9 Norfolk Street. 

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Tales of Mood and Memory

My work has been Highly Commended in the Cheltenham Illustration Awards Emerging Talent category. 

Illustrators were invited to submit entries on the theme of ‘Mood and Memory’ with an emphasis on narrative illustration. The brief was to create a personal, visual response initiated by Holst's symphony The Planets. Holst imbued each planet with characteristics which were representative of the human life cycle, from youth to old age, beginning with Mars, energetic and bombastic, ending with esoteric Neptune, alone, facing the mystical unknown.

The work will be exhibited in October as part of the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, 4 -13 October 2013 in association with the Holst Birthplace Museum.

Through a Hedge Backwards

There is absolutely no excuse for my tardiness (other than Bumble Bees), but hurrah! Here are my 3 drawings documenting my journey to work. Becky set me this task many moons ago for our Through a Hedge Backwards blog. Let's hope she is quicker off the mark than me this time. Becky, your task is to draw 3 things beginning with B! From observation of course :)

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Postcard Auction update

Wow, the Hello Beautiful Postcard Auction was a great success. We raised in excess of £1000 (and still counting) for my friend Jane's charity, Hello Beautiful. My deepest thanks to everyone who was involved. Especially to the wonderful artists who gave their time and talent to this, and to all those who came on the night or bid from afar. It wouldn't have been possible without you. Here's a few pics from the night...

Great work by Calligraphuck.

Bids increasing by the minute :)

The raffle. Thanks to Risosaurus and Richard Chambury for their donations.

Perusing the work...

Boobie cakes from Kim Bevan :)

And finally Jane, (and Kevin) the founder of the charity Hello Beautiful. Her creativity, courage and positive attitude in her fight against breast cancer were the inspiration for this exhibition.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Hello Beautiful Postcard Auction

The Hello Beautiful postcard auction/exhibition is on now! If you're in the area, come and feast your eyes on over 200 postcards. Works are by internationally published illustrators, digital and creative industries staff and ex students. The auction is THIS THURSDAY (the 19th). All proceeds to Hello Beautiful. Here's a very small selection... you can see all the postcards on the Facebook event page.