Tuesday 5 May 2015

Ladybird By Design

We visited the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea for the free Ladybird by Design exhibition. It has lots of original illustrations on display - they are beautiful and present an idyllic version of a way of life that just doesn't exist any more. It is well worth a visit but isn't open for much longer - it ends 10th May. 

De Le Warr have made a film to accompany the exhibition about the appeal and success of Ladybird books. Check it out.

Thursday 30 April 2015

Pick Me Up 2015

At the weekend I went to Pick Me Up at Somerset House. Having been every year I was a little disappointed with the overall feel of this year's fair in comparison to previous years. Usually I spend ages looking round everything but it seemed like there was just less to see.

My favourite section, this year, was Pick Me Up Selects.

 Jack Cunningham's dinosaurs
Jack Cunningham's GIF animations

A great edition to the Selects exhibition was a display case containing sketchbooks and paper models. It is really interesting to be able to see the development and I have always loved noseying at other sketchbooks. 

 Laura Callaghan's sketchbook
 Hattie Newman's sketchbook
 Hattie Newman's paper model

Thursday 16 April 2015

The Waiting Room

Over the last month I have been making a series of animated backdrop projections for a theatre adaption of The Magus by John Fowles called The Waiting Room. On a Greek island, Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman, finds himself pulled into a complicated game of trickery and deception where reality and fantasy become indistinguishable. Here are a few of my animated drawings which will be projected throughout the show. The production will be at the Otherplace at the Basement, in Brighton, in the Autumn.

Thursday 29 January 2015

Books, books, books

Updated Draw-A-Book - my blog of illustrations for each fiction book I read. Here is my image for Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.


Thursday 11 September 2014

Summer Exhibitions

Managed to visit most of my list of exhibitions I wanted to see, apart from one major exception. I never made it to Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs before it closed at the Tate Modern. 

A trip to the House of Illustration for the Quentin Blake exhibition is also still outstanding too - but that one is on til 2nd November.

Comics Unmasked at the British Library
 British Folk Art at Tate Britain
Primrose: Early Colour Photography in Russia at The Photographer's Gallery

In Eden

Wall paintings in the Rainforest Biome of the Eden Project. Painted by Peruvian shamanic artist, the images depict the spiritual connection between people and plants.


Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper.

The Globe

Land of Caves and Waterfalls

Pages from my Yorkshire sketchbook.