Thursday, 28 October 2010

Dawn French!

A Tiny bit Marvellous

Dawn French's first novel, 'A Tiny bit Marvellous' is out this week, and I had the pleasure of being commissioned to do an illustration for the cover. The book is a humorous look at dysfunctional family life, with the dialogue moving between the teenage son, daughter and their Mother Mo, a child psychologist who fails to understand either of them! My first brief was to depict the whole family as a little vignette, or to focus on their house but after quite a lot of to-ing and fro-ing this was pared right down.The end result is the (tiny!) little dog - named 'poo'! Here is the finished cover, plus a few of the earlier versions.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Happiness at Work

Exhibition opening next week!

I'm taking part in an exhibition of work by past and present members of my former studio 'Happiness at Work', at the Print house gallery in Dalston. The studio, at the Turk's head in sunny Wapping, was set up in 2002 and has hosted some of London's most creative artists and designers, including Simone Lia, Catell Ronca, Sarah Horne, Sandra Howgate and Fumio Obata.

The show is open from 9am til 5pm from 29th October - 15th November (11 - 4 at weekends)
PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 28th October, 6.00 - 8.00pm at the Print House Gallery, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL. Hope to see you there.....there will be music, drink and happiness! :-)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Cadogan house

Pop up!

I was recently commissioned by Simply to produce a pop-up school house illustration for newly a refurbished girls' prep school in Rickmansworth. Here is the result!