Charles Booth in Shoreditch

I had a piece in an interim exhibition that my course put together, in Beach Gallery London, waaaaay back in April.
^^^ a portrait of Charles Booth - a philanthropist and sociologist who is most famous for the 'poverty maps' he created of London during the 1880's and 90's. The maps were intricate drawings, colour coded to represent the wealth of every street in London. The little section on his jacket was taken from his map of Shoreditch (where Beach London is, to be precise) and the stripey bits are the colours he used. See what I did there? It helps I like stripes.
All of my personal work is loosely based around the same themes at the moment - I'm going to upload some more bits of unfinished work soon.


Mr Toad


some snippets of my entry to the Puffin Design Award. Lots of fun trying new things.


Drawing Mr Nicolini

The very lovely Abby Wright has set up a collaborative blog, based on drawing Mr Nicolini, her adoptive grandfather... a man with a very expressive face! I was very happy to be the first post on her blog - mrnicolini.blogspot.co.uk everyone should submit more lovely drawings please! 


I woke up one morning...

Two frames of a four frame narrative I've been working on. Original pieces A2 and A3.


Monoprint and a fresh start.


So, I recently left home and moved to the big smoke that is London. After two days of mild hysteria before moving I eventually made it down here with 2 suitcases and a carrier bag to start a new job on a cosmetics counter, and MUCH more importantly, to start my MA :)

I've been studying at Camberwell for about 6 weeks and I can honestly say that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the best days of the week! I've never had so much fun with drawing. There's very little pressure (other than what I put myself under, obviously), the people are lovely, and although the briefs are challenging I feel like I'm actually learning something. And as I'm studying part time, I have almost a year before it all get's very serious: this means lots of time to play with printing, painting and general mess making!

The 3 mono prints were all done in a workshop with Chloe Cheese - the nature of mono printing meant that I had to work very quickly, which I didn't think I was good at... I think I'm going to force myself into it with my brushes!

(trying to paint as quickly as you have to mono print)

(and I think I'm thinking about Christmas a bit too much)


Drawing faces again


Arnold Circus - people interviewed on 'the Secret History of Our Streets', a BBC documentary.





for sale

for sale

I drew some deer out of a need to run away from computers for a little bit - they've received some lovely feedback and people have actually bought them! If you would like one for yourself, get in touch and I will do you your very own however you would like it.