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A really enjoyable project organised by House of Illustration with two Year 5 classes at Richard Cobden School in Camden. Assisted by illustrator Julie Vermeille, I worked with the pupils to create interactive ‘Dictionaries of Tricky Words’ which we recorded … Continue reading
This project, made with reception class children, aimed to build on the children’s phonics learning over their first year by making an animation, which they could then use as an online resource. The children in the class each worked on … Continue reading
My vow to never attempt to make a white wedding dress was well founded. Something about the pressure of working with expensive white silk in a house full of sticky fingers, paint and occasional glasses of red wine has never … Continue reading
When the brilliant guys at Man+Hatchet asked me to help create their vision of a website that was a physical machine I couldn’t refuse the challenge. Of course it was going to be part fun, part nightmare to create a solution … Continue reading
A small commission of a family home intended to capture it at that special time with a young family within (hence the cargobike in the foreground).
As a gift for my beloved mother’s 60th birthday I wanted to paint a picture of her with her own children when they were young. Unfortunately, thanks to her long-term commitment to camera aversion I couldn’t find an appropriate photograph, … Continue reading
Here is another illustration for an article by Lily Asquith that appears in the Guardian online. It attempts to show a jet of quark and anti-quark pairs bound together by gluon colourfields.
As mentioned in an earlier post, I have been attending life drawing sessions at The Prince Regent in Herne Hill on Wednesday evenings. The group organise an exhibition every year to display their ongoing collective and eclectic efforts. This year … Continue reading
…and an advert. After last year’s particularly sinister theme I wanted to do something a little different. I struggled with a request for an Amy Winehouse image as I wanted to make sure it was a celebratory way to remember the … Continue reading
I’ve been going to life drawing classes for a few months now (its something I’ve done a great deal of in the past but haven’t found the time for in the last couple of years). I don’t have any particular … Continue reading
An illustration for an article about the differences between bosons and photons and the scientists who worked these differences out. Lots of information to choose from so I decided I wanted the image to be a more developed version of … Continue reading
I designed and illustrated this wedding stationery for my very lovely friends who are getting married in the south of France later this year. We wanted something fairly traditional that included an image of their wonderful venue – Chateau la … Continue reading
This image started life as a collage about 2 yrs ago after the G20 demonstrations. A time when billions of pounds were being spent on bailing out banks and I got into a fruitless argument with my bank about some … Continue reading
A view of the beautiful cottage where one of my Mum’s neighbours live, on Anglesey. The cottage and background – showing the view over the Menai Straits to Snowdonia is fairly accurate, but the foreground is more invention than reality.
This illustration was made for a blog article about quarks. I have found out since that Gell-Mann, who observed strange behaviour in quarks and called it strangeness, was also a colourful character who was caught trying to smuggle Peruvian artefacts … Continue reading
A painting from my recent trip to Skye. This view was a short walk from where I stayed, and the painting was begun quickly on site as Skye lived up to my expectations of glorious sunshine one minute and horizontal … Continue reading
These small paintings (14x18cm and 12×16) were made using drawings from a sketchbook I took with me on a trip to Central America in 2006. The second one I finished this week, but the colour and memory of the places … Continue reading
A fairly straightforward craft activity for small children, H and I collected small pebbles and painted them as various different types of brightly coloured bugs. (We had a look under rocks and in an insect book for inspiration). We used … Continue reading
This little portrait commission (5x7inches) of a beautiful 14month old girl was a joy to do, and I had an excuse to get the silver-leaf out.
I started this painting quickly while sat on a water-butt overlooking my mum’s vegetable patch as the sun set. Later in the studio I extended the board from its original square shape to try to balance the composition, and used … Continue reading
These two small paintings were ones started in Germany several years ago that I have only just got round to working on in the studio. I enjoy what happens when you work from imagination/memory on an image that began as … Continue reading
The LHCsound team have been working hard to develop GUI’s for use in interactive workshops in schools and colleges. This poster (still in its draft format) has been designed to complement the workshops and graphically represent in a simple way … Continue reading
Last term I ran a series of five half day workshops with a class of year 9 boys at the Central Foundation Boys School. The project used the book that the boys were studying in English, The Curious Incident of … Continue reading
Inspired by the news that the chances of marrying a prince are down by 50% in the UK, a creation to indulge your inner princess.. The best bit is, all you need to make your own crown is a piece … Continue reading
I don’t like roast dinners much, so the best thing about christmas for me is the excuse to indulge in frivolous craft activities. These little angels are simple and fairly quick to make, and I’ve made a pattern and instructions … Continue reading
This portrait of Johnny Lydon is one of a few versions I painted and drew as part of an illustration job. I knew when I was doing this version that it wasn’t going to cut it as its not exactly … Continue reading
This portrait was painted as a wedding present for my friends/family members Donna and Tom. Congratulations.