Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Friday, 11 January 2013

Sunday, 29 April 2012








































Some sample pieces for a group exhibition at PCA - some 'found' transparencies that I've held onto for years finally get an outing...only to be chopped in half.  But, tentative as ever with my collage work, although they were paired up and photographed, I've printed them out with a perforated line so they can be chopped in half again and reassigned to another head or body.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Onwards to Staffordshire...


And here it is in the new Pylon Press collection - Support Structure 02: Followers

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

26 Stories for Christmas




26 Stories for Christmas

me and colour...how weird...just finished an illustration to accompany Joshua Roberton's christmas tale...it's an unfolding online advent calendar of stories and illustrations...mine turns up on the 13th...

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Chairmen of the Bored




My first handmade book for Pylon Press...limited edition of 100

Support Structure Chairs...


Haven't posted for a while - but here's some recent work...piled up chairs for our first Pylon Press collective book - Support Structure 1

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Pylon Press...


Pylon Press samples (as we get ready for BABE at the Arnolfini)

Books...





Just some of the books I made at Guy Begbie's masterclass at UWE last Summer - an amazing week...
Thank you, as ever, to Mounse for such beautiful photos

Monday, 15 February 2010

For Nobrow...




People I've never met & Conversations I've never had...

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Tartalo cards


Tartalo cards

Saturday, 2 January 2010

tartalo


this is tartalo, a one-eyed giant from Basque mythology - he's unfeasibly strong, feeds on young folk and sheep (he has a sneaky sackful behind him) and, just because there is no apparant reference to his feelers in any of the literature, well, that doesn't mean he didn't have any...

Saturday, 23 May 2009

metamorphosis



metamorphosis will be the FD2 colouring book ready for their show in a few weeks...the colouring-in extravaganza exhibition was up on friday (thank you Phil & Anna!)

true stories...


my storypeople for a comp...found a use for my 'hats and ears' bods

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

christmas present


...icing sugar

Thursday, 4 December 2008

christmas past


we're feeling pretty festive at the moment...these 3 are some of my 'christmas past' moments...

Friday, 14 November 2008

Friday, 7 November 2008

tower


I think, perhaps, she's stuck

man sitting at a window

Sunday, 19 October 2008

remains


I've just started playing about with whatever remains on my desk at the end of the day - scraps of paper, cut-up photos etc...and I think I prefer them to the work I actually set out to do...

walls


Very small figures in a landscape of paper walls, this is one collage and below are variations i've been playing about with in my sketchbooks...

walls

walls

walls

flourishes


I had a small book full of lettering and leftover flourishes - earlier this year I photographed all the pages and, in Photoshop, layered them on top of each other and in amongst some photos I had of messed up walls and rough surfaces. I've no idea what they could be or where they are going but I think 'work in progress' will do for now...

flourishes

i dream...


These 'I dream...' drawings and photos combined, began life as the hats and ears images from my sketchbook [see below]. The speech bubbles are there for them to tell you their dreams, but I've never filled them in - I think I'd rather not know...

i dream...

hats and ears


I had a pile of old photos that I picked up in a fleamarket in Paris nearly 4 years ago, and worked them into my 'hats and ears' sketchbook - an old exercise book that I'd actually painted and prepared the pages ready to work into about 16 years ago...I've no idea why I do that!! I think because my material tends to be 'found' or 'rescued' I'm very aware there are no copies, and when I use them I've got to be sure it's for the right piece. But 16 years...that's crazy!

hats and ears

hats and ears

the visionary

holehead


Pages from a book with a hole. I love books, but sometimes that doesn't stop me drilling holes through the middle...

holeheads