Another year, another self portrait. This is the third year that I have painted a self portrait and I love looking back and seeing the different approach taken to canvas year-on-year. These are my previous portraits for 2018 and 2017. Painting really does capture a moment in time, energy and emotion. Secretly, I have names … Continue reading Self Portrait 2019
I am very excited to reveal a detail from a new series of illustrations that I am working on in 2019. The collection is La Belle Epoch and the first illustration in the series is called Intoxication. The image shown here is a teaser detail from the illustration.
Yesterday, I was very moved by a conversation with the inspirational couple who purchased this portrait at my 2018 exhibition. They understood so completely the amount of emotion that went into this drawing. M said to me, “It’s like the painting of Dorian Grey. Every ounce of pain in your life, every bit of effort, … Continue reading The ‘Dorian Grey’ One
Today the longlist was revealed for the Book Illustration Competition 2019, organised by The Folio Society and the House of Illustration. This year's book was Howl's Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones. Three illustrations and a binding design are the requirements for entry, my submissions are shown here (with an added Dog-Man 🙂 ). With … Continue reading Book Illustration Competition 2019 – Howl’s Moving Castle
I am absolutely delighted to be joining forces with the fabulous Ema Marinova, director of Cluster, for the 2019 Cluster Illustration exhibition at the Ugly Duck building in London Bridge. The exhibition opens 1st May and runs until 5th May. It is a big thrill to be bringing three of the original Portraits to the … Continue reading Exhibition 2019
Sheringham-Muzillac Twinning Association commissioned this illustration. They wanted a typical, historical Sheringham scene as a gift for a Muzillac-based member. The distinctive West-end slipway is just the same today, but the lifeboat is now a fast-rescue boat that is housed at the far end of the promenade. ** June 2019 Update ** I was delighted … Continue reading Launching the Lifeboat, 1904
Feline very excited to reveal the new book cover design for animal health author Gillian Carrick. We are continuing an seven year collaboration, where I have contributed illustrations, book cover designs and veterinary diagrams to Gill's books. Gill's website is here. Click here to see previous work I have completed for Gill.