collection of hand painted/printed/inked lettering
predominantly with indian ink, drawing ink and linseed inks
pages from traveling and sketching
STROKE Art Show 2015 - Munich Germany it was a great pleasure to be invited to show work at this exhibition/art fair i only ended up having a few weeks to prep for the event so decided to show sketches, paintings, type and digital works
i worked alongside 3 other artists from Germany and the Canaries to produce a body of work loosely based around a collaborative tie- using ONLY the colour blue
this was unnerving for me as i oftern work in black and white- and so with limited time i decided to look for inspiration from my usual places of interest - biology, geology, nature, psychology , quotes, music and generally anything that came to mind whilst looking in these places
i had been reading a book called 'The Survival of The Beautiful' about Darwin's second theory of evolution. He realised there was another reason for evolution and how in some species the female didn't always choose the strongest fittest most aggressive male but were choosing by beauty and attraction.
It brought me to the curious bower birds , in particular one type - the satin bowerbird who builds complex artistic sculptures and collects only blue items to impress his gal.
i created a series of illustrations to be very different in subject but tied together about the courting process, anxieties about love,sharing, fear of attachment, fear of rejection, loneliness and how we can loose ourselves to the perpetual human process of not wanting to be alone.
roscoff - san sebastián
a photo journal
2000 miles from north - south - north
3 weeks of surf + van september - ocbober '16
pieces from my cannon a1 bought from a flea market near royan
Smooth flowing linework inspired by geology, flora and funghi. Repeated line that connects and moves and light and shadow creating folds and growth.
ted baker 1
the first project of 4
i had the pleasure to work with Ted Baker alongside Gulfstream Surfboards this year
creating concepts, designs, colour palates and working on the boards to produce beautiful unique and on brand eyecatchers for the new beach front Malibu CA store
5 boards, all with a concept, english reference, a story.
the final product went down so well they have continued a working with us over some curious and beautiful projects
ISPO + STROKE ART FAIR MUNICH
I was invited to ISPO Munich to create live art over 5 days. The largest trade show for surf,skate, snowboard and sports industry, it was a hive of people from all over the world with over 80,000 visitors its was the biggest live art event iv attended. Meeting new friends fellow artists, Miguel Panadero Escala , Rafa Moreno and Ray Moore the 5 days was a fantastic experience. We created work over super large type made of recycled materials from the event, the brief was open and only to tell of a story connected to the word FREEDOM.
From this event we were then invited to exhibit at the renowned STROKE ART FAIR in central Munich the following autumn. It was a pleasure to be back in germany with a buzzing atmosphere, we displayed a group show of work with the connection being simply the colour blue. This lead me to the body of work called the Bower Bird a series of paintings and illustrations that can be seen on my main page. The opportunity to work and travel at events like this was incredibly fun and helped me to develop as an artist by pushing my comfort zones, and i got to meet a fantastic collection of people on the way.
a set of illustrations for coffee lovers, simple style, block colour/black with humour and 'hand created' finish.
created for the first edition of the south west coffee guide, a nice fast brief that i really enjoyed and the print was beautiful
if your a coffee fiend and like to know where to go and whats new , go get the handbook - available now online and in waterstones. and you can buy here http://www.food-mag.co.uk/shop/
BOOM CURRY OTTERS
The lovely creators at Boom Curry contacted me to sketch up some drawings of otters for their 'Tarka Tika' which if your from devon you know that Tarka is an otter......the joke is....like a chicken tika just a little 'otter (dont shoot the messenger)
This was a really fun little brief , it ended up being an otter wall of fame with famous otters in picture frames in a pattern around the edges and the handsome fellow on the front.
Local and delicious , it was a pleasure to work with them and i really enjoy seeing the little chap all over the place. The award winning kits went down a storm when they started , and continue to be a firm favourite at all food fairs and delis around the country.
people - lifestyle
pieces of the year
photo diary over the years spending winters in canary islands
series of capturing local artists
good friend of mine during her artist residency in the beautiful cottage at Bux Mills . she spent a week exploring and experimenting sketching the local landscapes with bideford black. the light in the miniature cottage was gloriously prefect, long afternoon summer light diffused through sea salt battered windows surrounded by the ephemeral loved things from the past.