This piece is a collection of 19 illustrated wooden panels. Each panle is representative of a memory from a journey I took, beginning in Poznan, then travelling to Wroclaw, Prague, Budapest, Berlin and finally Hamburg. I chose to include, building, patters, people, signs and bits of text that I foud were representative of my journey. I chose his format, as I wanted to explore the way small fragments of memory come together to create a complete experience.
Delight by J.B Priestley
This was a project I undertook to create illustrations and design a cover for one of the books of my great grandfather, 'Deligh'. A book about 'taking pleasure in the small things in life', I immensely enjoyed being able to use his rich and vivid descriptions to create visual imagery. The recurring pattern of yellow criss crosses is based on the pattern that used to be in my grandmothers kitchen, and the overall style and tone of the images I wanted to have a slight 1940's nostalgia feel.
Spider in a Jar
Sketch and Cut
A series of collaged images based on a trip around Northern Europe.
These images are originally lino cuts printed on to Ceramic plates. I created a set of two, inspired by the idea of different food trends, particularly the 'clean eating' diets, as it attracted such a dedicated following, as well as such hostility. I wanted to explore the idea of the cycle of how people easily idolise, or demonise. The first plate is a play on eve in the garden of Eden. I wanted to portray a character with similar aesthetics to those of the 'gurus' of the clean eating fad, tempting us into their garden with a healthy clean apple, iPhone tucked into pocket. The second image uses similar imagery in the opposite way. With plates placed behind the character to imitate a halo, the 'guru' is pouring out some healthy anti oxidant cranberry juice, its importance a play on the biblical importance of wine.
Baguette and the Fire Place Demon
Short Stop motion animation made in half a day. Baguette is visited by a fireplace demon, who tempts him to drink from her sacred Chalice. Eventually the arrival of Cherry Buns, his wife, puts him back on the path to sanity.
Pitfield Shop Window
A project from 2016, with two fellow illustrators (Kerry Cleaver, Izzy Smithson) we designed and created a window display for the Shop, Pitfield London, near old street. We did a lot of reseacrh into the area, and wanted to combine the historical themes of the music halls and vibrant musical history with the 'curiosities' that the shop markets. So we came up with the idea of a travelling man and his medicine cart full of curiosities. Our colour palette was heavily influenced by Pitfield's interior. Using a range of different mediums and techniques, acrylic paint, lino cut, woodworking we constructed a fictional modern day travelling man, with his boombox and carts, filled with 'curiosities'!
Landscape Sketches, From Suffolk to the USA
Landscape observational illustrations, some from the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, and others the Suffolk countryside. Using Watercolour and pen.