Hello! Since it’s been a flipping (excuse the Pancake Day pun) long time since I last updated my blog, I thought I’d share some news!
I was thrilled and delighted this week when my agent asked me to provide an image of my Moth Snowstorm cover for their homepage, which you can see by visiting their beautiful website here.
The Moth Snowstorm is a beautiful book by Michael McCarthy, a lover of nature and writer for The Independent. The cover illustration, commissioned by John Murray publishing, was one of my favourite projects of the last year, and an absolute joy to work on. I had a terrific time at the launch, meeting many fascinating characters in the field of conservation, writing and environmental artwork.
A friend of mine even snapped a copy in their local Waterstones! What fame!
Michael’s book was cited by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas as her favourite book of 2015 in Resurgence magazine, and you can find a copy in most good book shops!
Happy New Year!
2014 was a terrific year in many ways, and I can’t wait to get stuck in to 2015. One of my new year’s resolutions, as always, is to read more books, and I feel even more compelled to do so after working with the lovely people at Penguin Books on their Penguinspiration initiative.
If you haven’t stumbled across it, you can fill out a short survey here, where you’ll choose whether to read 12 books, 30 books, 50 books or a whopping 80 books in 2015, and you’ll get a few recommendations before signing up for the challenge. Penguin Books will be sending out periodic emails to point out some titles you might like, and share with you some tips to help you complete your goal.
I’ve had a tremendous amount of fun designing these graphics, and have pledged to read a meager 12 books this year (last year I managed one book…but in my defence, it was a busy year and a very big book).
The Artworks has just unveiled their sumptuous new website, which not only looks the business, but is jam-packed with really beautiful illustration work.
This also means that I have a new profile, which I’m absolutely thrilled with! There are a few new bits of work on there, so do take a look here.
I recently designed this colourful festive wreath card for the lovely folks at Art Liaison, a leading illustration agency based in Japan, who will be sending it out to their clients this month.
I’ve also popped a few cards in the post, so keep an eye on your pigeon holes…!
I’ve updated my Etsy shop with some lovely new items, including a range of greeting cards and some new prints!
Take a look here.
A few months ago, I designed a set of coasters exclusively for Made in Bristol, which were inspired by some of Bristol’s unique flora and fauna, some of which can only be found in and around the Avon Gorge.
I was pleasantly surprised to see them in the recent issue of B24/7, alongside an interview with Bryony Morgan, founder and pioneer of Drawn in Bristol and Made in Bristol.
You can pick up a set from Paper Scissors Stone in Quakers Friars, Bristol.
This month, I reconnected with the team behind Shipshape magazine, a quarterly publication which showcases upcoming goings on in Bristol, with a focus on the city’s historic harbourside. I illustrated the winter-themed cover, which was a lot of fun to draw, and answered a few questions inside the mag. You can also find my map illustration if you flick to the centre spread!
At the end of the summer, I produced some new work inspired by fortune telling, divination and folklore, which was on display at the Here Gallery in Stokes Croft.
Among the illustrations were two zodiac signs, Gemini and Leo. I hope to add to these and make a full set, so let me know if there’s a particular sign you’d like to see!
I love working with Bristol clients, so I was delighted when St. George’s concert hall asked me to illustrate their latest brochure cover to promote their autumn/winter season. The design needed to capture the excitement of going to an evening concert in the chill of winter, so I hope I have achieved this!
St. George’s kindly did a little interview with me on their blog, which you can read here.