Friday, 10 December 2010

So nearly two months since my last post... thats not good but I have been very busy. promise. An exhibition entitled Treasure which i held with five other artists/illustrators has just finished at the Shop Gallery Space on Christmas steps... Thanks to Brett and Jayne for being so lovely and helpful... I plan to rent the space out again some time next year so watch this space.

The image above is a collaberative piece we designed for our promotional poster for "treasure".

New years resolution, I think, amongst others will be to keep this blog up to date!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


guess I should cheer up...

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Work at Bocabar

This month, I will be exhibiting some recent illustrations on the walls of lovely Bocabar... There are original paintings and drawings for sale, as well as good quality artist prints.

Monday, 6 September 2010

thor; liam; imogen

So these are just some recent 'portraits'. I haven't made any real progess with bigger projects but I'm still drawing, honest.
thor in the studio, liam in the forest, imogen sitting in a cafe

Monday, 16 August 2010


The other day I went to 'Horse World'; a rescue and rehoming centre in Bristol.
She was one of the most beautiful, and the most sad.
Acrylic and pencil on wood.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

some recent sketchbook stuff

a rainy day at weston super mare (photo/ ink/acrylic/pencil)

jack russells are fast, whippets are faster

a lady on east street, bedminster

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Making Progress

I've been working quite hard on the narrative project about my old job (working title: "Let Down"). I have been reworking most of the images so they better suit the mundane, dreary atmosphere I want to portray.

I've now done most of the final images, once I've completed them it'll be a case of arranging them into pages for print and the all important text... I'm also planning a group exhibition for later this year.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

I've got lots of wood to paint on.

yes, more horses. I've got lots more pieces to paint on though, and they definately won't be all the same subject matter.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Sleeping Beauties

When the cat and dog aren't chasing each other around the living room knocking things over...

Acrylic and watersoluble pencil.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Ashton Court Deer

In my spare time, I paint, and walk Todd the dog and if I'm lucky I find a bit of treasure (something useful or beautiful or both). So this is a painting I did on a piece of wood I found by the industrial estate while walking Todd. Its of the deer at Ashton Court, somewhere we go walking if we've got enough time.

More work for the project...

Been getting on with this project at an ok pace considering its done in the time leftover from full time work. It feels good that the situation I'm describing in my work is not one I have to deal with anymore...

"come straight back to the kitchen. You can't take a break now. "

early start

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

work for the project..

'sorry, time for me to go'

These are a couple of the drawing/paintings I'm working on for the narrative. I'm using mainly acrylic with watersoluble pencils for definition and texture. I'm trying to keep the colour palette quite limited: mainly greys, blues, beige.

Monday, 19 April 2010

You've Really Let Me Down

So I haven't put anything up for nearly a month which I feel bad about... this is mainly because I have been too busy hating my job and trying really hard to find a new one. Now I have quit the terrible job and got a different one.

Here's some stuff from my sketchbook, I'm starting to work on a narrative about being miserable because you hate your job.

("you've really let me down"... Something my manager said to me. I felt pretty let down too.)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

I can't stop drawing horses

Snow, St.Andrew's Park

Thursday, 7 January 2010


Timothy; Mum; Ella

Saturday, 2 January 2010