December 3, 2018

I recently finished a fairly lengthy and very fluid process with freelance Writer Lottie Storey and Mapology Guides. It began in a very serendipitous manner after my partner who has long been experimenting with diet came across a blog called Colour Living via Anthony W...

July 30, 2018

I've spent the last 6-8 weeks creating a series of illustrations for a new book of which the above image forms the front and back cover. It's about a sheepdog that enjoys scarring the living daylights out of everyone until one day...?!! It grew out of a real life exper...

May 12, 2018

I've just finished a series of illustrations for a book I wrote recently. It's been a really lovely experience because the story and the illustrations came really easily. I didn't need to push or fret about them and they seemed to have a life of their own. Why? Probabl...

April 3, 2018

I have been struggling of late to get going on a new children’s book project. It's been a little like trudging through deep mud. I was lamenting this general state of affairs when a Youtube video by illustrator Will Terry dropped into my inbox which was about arti...

March 20, 2018

I'm in between projects as I write this and have spent a few days throwing out things that I have been hoarding for a few years. I couldn't believe how much paper I had kept going back to when I studied art at foundation level, through my degree which was in Drawing at...

March 12, 2018

I've just finished a piece of work that I began about 11 days ago and wrote about in brief last week...I called it seeing and wanted to show the the basic construction of an image from start to finish. This is a good depiction of the process I often employ on my way th...

March 5, 2018

I really didn't know what to write about today so I decided to talk about a piece of work I'm still making and show a bit of the process. It's called 'Seeing' and I'm not sure whether it's going to work. But that particular misgiving arises with every single picture I...

February 26, 2018

I started using Photoshop when I enrolled on an art foundation course a few years ago...I'd heard lots of things about it and even had a very old version of the programme but had never actually used it. The strange thing is that whilst I only used it minimally on that...

February 19, 2018

Hey anyone and everyone...if you're reading this thanks for coming and welcome to my very first post. I made a bespoke image to celebrate my new blog and after some some umming and ahhing about the title I settled on 'Going Places.' I originally intended it to be 'Diar...

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