Thursday, 16 November 2017

Cross Stitcher Magazine

A lovely little feature on me, my work and my designs as cross stitches. Thanks for featuring my work guys, I hope to be taking some of the cross stitch patterns to the Christmas fairs I'm doing in Brighton shortly.

PS If anyone likes my cross stitches check out my Etsy shop and a special thanks to my sister Emma who turns my designs into cross stitches. Her Etsy shop is full of cute and typographical patterns (I love the mess patterns!)

Monday, 23 October 2017

Interview Time!

Last week I was contacted by Renderforest, a video production company who like to feature artists who inspire them on their blog, so I was pretty flattered to be part of it. They asked me some great and some quite unusual questions too (one was about the smell of my artwork..!)

Q: Do you consider yourself a creative person? Please explain your answer :) 
A: Of course! I come up with all the ideas for my illustrations (and create them too out as paper-cuts!) I think you need to be a creative person to be any kind of artist who creates work from scratch.

Q: Do you strive to be unique in your creative endeavors? What is your favorite part of making illustrations? 
A: I do, which is why I started making my illustrations into paper-cuts, rather than exclusively using Photoshop or Illustrator. I like the wonky edges, mistakes and textures you get with collage, which are more difficult to achieve on the computer. I love when I've got an idea and have started to cut the design out of bits of paper. It's quite relaxing really (until I drop a piece!)
Q: What is your favorite color? Does this color describe your as a person? Please explain.
A: Purple. I'm not sure but I guess purple is a little eccentric.
If you'd like to read the rest of the interview visit their blog

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Brighton Wedding Invitations

Last month I created a personalised wedding invitation design for a couple getting married in Brighton Pavilion in spring. I’ve included several of the iconic landmarks of Brighton too; the seaside, West pier, deckchairs, beach huts, plus the lovely couple themselves and their pussycats too! It was a really nice project and I always enjoy using lots of bright spring colours (and draw Brighton of course)!

If you are looking for a similar piece please do get in touch.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Back in Hove...(Artists Open House @ Christmas!)

The Brighton & Hove artists open houses are back on for Christmas (although only 1 more weekend to go!) A picture tells 1,000 stories so without further ado here are a few of my snaps from the Open House I'm in in Hove. Lots of new Christmas goodies here from stained glass artist Ruth Mullen, hand-painted scarves from Daubs & Dashes, inky line drawings with lots of character from Del Thorpe and lots more! 

See all these artists (and my work too) at Bluebell Would Open House, 45 Westbourne Gardens, Hove, Open 11am- 5pm Sat 10th and Sunday 11th Dec

Photos from top to bottom:
My whole display, a close up of some of my T'shirts, Alexis Rayner's colourful wreaths, Daubs & Dashes scarves and prints, Del Thorpes original drawing, Leonor Berdichevsky's prints, Bluebell Roebucks photography, Ruth Mullan Stained glass, Margaret McGregor Betts printmaking and a close up of my Alice in Wonderland original and a Hot Dogs Cross Stitch.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Huge World Map Collage- Work in Progress

Over the last month or 2, I have been frantically drawing, tracing and cutting away or a giant world map commission. The piece is for a (hopefully very lucky!) childs bedroom and will measure almost 2m when it's complete. I thought I'd share a few Work in Progress shots before I begin the time consuming job of joining all the bits together and the nerve wracking job of sending it off to the printers.

Ps Anyone for a geography joke?

Q: What did the sea say to the shore?
A: Nothing, it just waved!


Friday, 16 September 2016

Art on a Postcard, Cats on a Postcard

I've recently created 2 new original illustrations for postcard exhibitions. Really fun projects and a challenge to get me to finish a collage in a day and at a tiny tiny postcard size!

First up was Postcats, an exhibition organised by Miss Ella Illustration (one of my all time favourite cat illustrators). My very pink design is called I think that we are gonna be friends (White Stripes reference anyone?) about a jumbo sized but friendly black moggy and her smaller tabby buddy sharing a moonlit hug. A whole host of wonderful illustrators have submitted pieces which will be on show from 23rd September at the Norwich Gift Emporium. Well worth a visit if you find yourself in Norwich and fancy seeing over 100 pussycat designs! 

The second piece Murmuring Mermaid, was created for Art on a Postcard, raising money for the Hepatitus C charity and will be on display at the Moniker art fair in October this year. My work is part of a lottery where visitors buy £50 tickets and receive a surprise design from the list of artists taking part. My design is a colourful mermaid hanging out with some decorative and flying fishes. 

Monday, 1 August 2016

To Infinity (Foods) & beyond!

Sorry for the puntastic blog post title. I've got my work up at one of my favourite Brighton cafes, Infinity Foods in the North Laines till 10th September. Here are a few photos of my illustrations adorning the walls. If anyone is interested in my prints or greeting cards of any of my designs, drop me an email or visit my Etsy Shop

  Left to Right: Lido Time, Hegemone, Brighton in Bloom, Alice in Wonderland, Song of the Siren

Left to Right: Song of the Siren, Cats of Cadaques, Rabbitland, Through Rose Tinted Spectacles and Fille Du Cirque Russe

If you can see this view you are almost there!
Check out the inspiration for Brighton in Bloom! And yes Brighton is always this sunny!