Saturday, May 31, 2014


Some of my Instagram shots of architectural details around London.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Plastic Free July

I was recently commissioned to do an illustration that could be tiled and used on a website supporting the ‘Plastic Free July’ campaign which originated in Australia.  The drawing was of a pile of plastic containers and wrappings that can easily be accumulated in most households.  I remembered there was a good technique for making a repeat using a simple grid system and found a tutorial which explained it nicely.

It was a little tricky making sure the watercolour washes matched up and I did spend a while at the end on Photoshop just tidying it up at the edges.  The screenshot gives an idea how it looks on screen and you can see it live at

I always try and recycle waste but not acquiring it in the first place seems quite a challenge.  If you would be interested in taking part, there are lots of tips on the main website here or on Twitter  

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Cafe on the corner in colour

The drawing from yesterday with colour washes.  I scanned the original and used Photoshop to get rid of the centre page crease and then printed it out on watercolour paper.  I didn't expect the bleeding from the printed black line but it gives a different effect.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

a goat and three bikes

The sculpture by scottish artist Kenny Hunter called 'I goat' in Spitalfields, London.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Supercat Cards

A range of cards drawn by yours truly and published Supercat Cards on display at the greetings card trade show 'Progressive Greetings 2014 today in London.  The show continues tomorrow at the Business Design Centre in Islington.  

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dulwich Artists Open House

A photo of some of the artists work I saw today at the Dulwich Open House event.  It continues next weekend as part of Dulwich Festival.  More info here

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sydenham Artists Trail 2014

I'm really excited to be taking part in this year's Sydenham Artists Trail.  I did lots of sketching during the Sydenham Arts Festival last year and have been invited to exhibit work and be the artist in residence at the very lovely Alexandra Nurseries for two weekends in July!
Details of all the events on the Artists Trail can be found at

Saturday, May 3, 2014

under the gooseberry bush

Looking like there might be a chance of a couple of gooseberry crumbles this year.
There is a 'vine' of this at

Friday, May 2, 2014

Disney pathway

Another archive watercolour inspired by photgraphs from Disneyland Paris.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Disney doorway

Something from the archive, a watercolour inspired by a doorway at Disneyland Paris.