Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A Letter in mind exhibition

I recently took part in 'A Letter in Mind' exhibition at the Oxo tower gallery in London. Artists were invited to create their piece using only a simple white envelope and the title 'A letter in mind' as a starting point. There was a huge variety of responses, and some well known names involved, including Grayson Perry and Chris Haughton. Works were exhibited anonomously and then auctioned off in aid of the National Brain appeal, with the name of the artist only revealed once a purchase had been made. For my piece I used the address of the National Brain appeal which I broke down and fully illustrated on the front - I then sent the piece directly through the mail, hoping it arrived unscathed - luckily it did! You can see the full range of artworks on this link.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Tu Chi Sei?

Tu Chi Sei? (Who are you?) is a philosophy book for children and curious adults, published by Edizioni Corraini and written by Ilaria Rodella and Francesco Mapelli, collectively known as Ludosofici. It came out last week and was launched at Festivaletteratura in Mantova. I contributed some drawings of philosophers, plus a portrait of the authors!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Bunnies and raisins

Here's an illustration for the current issue of Red magazine, about how your life changes when you have children. Are those raisins next to the bunny, or something else?!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Association of Illustrators award for COOP poster!

I am very happy to be selected as a winner at the AOI awards, in the Research and knowledge communication category. The brief was to design a poster for COOP, Italy that aims to present ideas about sustainable living in a simple and clear way. It was a collaboration with Italian publisher Corraini Edizioni who I work with regularly, and the second part of a larger project about education in schools, called Sapere COOP. The poster will be used as part of EXPO 2015 in Milan, with the general theme 'Feed the Planet, Energy for life'. Here is the final image and an early sketch!

Monday, 16 June 2014

The Illustrators' fair

I am looking forward to taking part in the Illustrators' fair next Sunday, at the House of Illustration near Kings Cross. It's free and there will be loads of illustrators exhibiting and selling their wares, as well as workshops, sideshows, food and music. The fair is part of a series of 'housewarming' events put on to celebrate the opening of the House of illustration - the world's first gallery wholly dedicated to illustration. The fair is open from 11am - 6pm and you can find out more here.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Floral Fringe fair 2014

I will once again be taking part in the Floral fringe fair which takes place this weekend in the beautiful grounds of Knepp castle, near Horsham. This year there will be around 150 stalls and I will be selling my books, cards, prints, stationery, tote bags and more. It's a really lovely event, with plenty for everyone and an eclectic mix of wildlife, plants, contemporary crafts, local food producers and many other quirky stalls. The fair is open on Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June, 10.30am - 5.00pm both days. More info is available on the Floral fringe website.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Family photos

My illustration for the May issue of Red Magazine, about those edited out family photos that you would rather nobody saw -  cabbage patch kids, jabba the hut, cauliflower ears and prisoner cell block H!