Thursday, 14 July 2011

Meet... The Croissants!

I had a brilliant time last Saturday night at The Croissants' first ever performance! The music was fantastic and not even the buzzing of a particularly persistent wasp could distract this foursome from their gypsy-jazzing mission.

And lucky you - even if you weren't in that Islington garden last sunny Saturday, you can still catch their performance here

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Cards galore!

Have had a busy couple of weeks lately, including a week long school trip to the Isle of White, but have managed to fit in some card making - always one of my favourite illustration jobs!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Beach Huts Pattern Making

My recent Lyme Regis trip has inspored a new illustration series about the British Seaside and here is the first finished piece. There will be more sea-sprayed, wind-whipped, ice-cream-tinted images to come!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

I have just updated my website with a couple of recent illustrations, including the first outing for my completed illustration of my flat. Welcome to the summer season at!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Lyme regis

Ahh, beautiful Lyme Regis! Lyme has been my base for the last week and I've been snapping away with my camera to provide inspiration for future illustration work. It was my fourth visit to the area so it really is about time that it featured in some of my work - check back soon!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Wedding Invitations

I've just heard from my lovely friend Louise that the wedding invitations I designed for her have arrived from the printers, so I'm looking forward to seeing them in the flesh - or, rather, post!

Louise and her boyfriend asked me to design 2 invites - one for the family ceremony and one for the evening reception.

Friday, 13 May 2011

One sly fox

This stately creature is a small part of an illustration I'm currently working on. Have also been finishing off wedding invitations for a friend and planning various other bits and pieces. So hopefully that all means there will be more to post soon! Happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

1 quarter of a future illustration

Doing some re-decorating at the beginning of the school Easter Holidays created a newly blank wall that needs something on it so I am working on a large illustration based on my flat to fill it! I remember when I was little always seeing a cross stitch picture that my Auntie Eileen had done of her home in Glastonbury and so this project is my own illustrated version of that.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

It's been too long...

... since I last posted on my blog, and I miss it! So here is a bit of a character collection that I'm working on and I promise more will follow. xx

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Textural Experimentation

Haven't posted for a while but have been playing around with digital collage work, using a mixture of scanned objects/patterns and textures that I've found on Texture Lovers. Thanks to Tina Webster for pointing me in the Texture Lover's direction!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Pearly King and Queen

I love Half Term; sleeping late, baking, cellar-tidying and time to draw Pearly Kings and Queens. This illustration will be hopefully be part of a collection of work about London which I want to screen print at some point. Fingers crossed.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Poster Commission

The above is part of a commission to design a leaflet and poster to encourage more children to take up Art and Design at exam level - an excellent initiative in my opinion!

The leaflet included a very long list of possible careers for students of Art and Design, which reminded me of my secondary school careers advice where, after one hour seated in front of some inane computer program, I was informed that my creative skills would be most suited to the role of an embalmer... Hopefully this leaflet will steer students in a somewhat less morbid direction.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice

I have finally updated my website with my new foodie illustrations - all part of my Sugar&Spice&All Things Nice project. Below is a sneaky preview of my illustration for the weirdly wonderful Brown Bread Ice Cream, but you will just have to check out my website to see the rest, won't you!?

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Spare Trees Make Nice Pictures

I drew this tree but never needed it for the illustration I was working on so have turned it into to a little view of bunny-based paradise!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Pattern 111: Making and Baking

Some more work from my ongoing project - I really do like making patterns!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Recipe Book

I've been working hard on creating my recipe book, the above is a series that will appear in the book illustrating the preparation of Kiwi and Lime Pie... delicious!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Something sweet

As well as trees and birds I really like drawing food so I am beginning work on an illustration series crammed full of deserts, sweets and all things delicious. Here's a little taste of what's to come to whet* your appetite!

*spelling correction courtesy of Tessa Fee - thanks Mum!