As an illustrator I have designed letters from time to time, sometimes decorated, sometimes plain. It is something most illustrators will eventually get round to - methodically creating an entire alphabet - but you usually need a theme, a reason to do it.
Simultaneously, I have lost count of the numbers of people...
I’m 11 colours in to a 12 colour print - just one more colour to go. Then the email comes through,‘Following the recent Government Guidelines, regretfully the school will be closed from 5pm Thursday 19 March 2020 until further notice.’
I’ve always loved the simplicity and graphic quality of a good educational poster - like lovely cut away flower anatomy - stigma, stamen, pistil.... The intriguing colours created by over-printed layers are so delightful and subtle. With these in mind I set out to use my watercolour sketches from nature to design a series of silkscreen prints to capture the essence of the seasons...
I have always had a love of science, I enjoy watching science programmes and reading books on science. I love how it bends my mind out of place, and how many scientific concepts are simply too big and complex to understand. I love that some people can understand it, and if only I tried a bit harder maybe I could too.
September 23rd, 2018, saw us celebrating the wonder of Greenside School’s architecture and mural at Bouncing Off the Wall! This is the fifth Twentieth Century Graphic Arts Fair we have organised at the school, inviting the cream of contemporary printmakers, artists and illustrators and purveyors of Modern British fine prints, books, posters and ephemera.
In 2012 I really wanted to do something that celebrated the Olympics coming to Britain. When I did them I had no idea what a fantastic event it would turn out to be, but I certainly wanted to create something that celebrated such a momentus event.
In what seems like a previous life I was asked by a notable advertising agency to come up with some engravings for a range of natural remedies. They were going to appear in national newspapers, and the creative team at the agency wanted images that would tap into a darker, more arcane world than is typically evoked by mainstream natural remedies.