Wednesday 30 December 2009

Highlights High Five - Jan '10 Cover

I just received my copies of the January 2010 issue of
Highlights High Five magazine, for which I did the cover artwork.
This is such a great magazine, always full of artwork by a wide
range of illustrators. It's a real shame we can't buy it in the UK!
(click on pic for larger version)

It's cold out...

Thursday 17 December 2009

Illustration Friday - Hatch

hatch, hatch, hatch......

Thursday 19 November 2009

Tuesday 8 September 2009

Illustration Friday - Strong

Pamela was showing off again...
(click on image to enlarge)

Monday 7 September 2009

South West Illustrators' Exhibition 2009

I am a member of South West Illustrators, and am taking part
in an exhibition at the Rostra & Rooksmoor Galleries in Bath, UK,
in conjunction with The Bath Festival of Children's Literature.
The exhibition runs from 19th - 30th September 2009

Art for Hearts

I've just finished this little watercolour called 'Bedtime'.
It's for a charity auction of artwork by children's illustrators,
and all proceeds will go towards funding research by the
transplant team at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The auction is called 'Art for Hearts',
and is being run by Ian Stacey -
you can view the artwork in the auction at his blog, here.

Thursday 20 August 2009

Illustration Friday - Wrapped

Wrapped up, watching snowflakes, rapt...

Monday 10 August 2009

Little Boys Blue

Just finished painting these little chaps.
They're friends with the little characters
I painted a few weeks ago - here.

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Illustration Friday - Modify

One Summer, when my twins were little, I bought them
some sweet little denim sun hats. Then we went to a
shop to choose some ribbon to modify the hats.
Harriet chose red, Sophie chose yellow.

Friday 17 July 2009

Thursday 2 July 2009

Illustration Friday - Worn

They had worn matching outfits for the occasion...

Wednesday 1 July 2009

A bit of Architecture...

Here are some details from a job I finished recently for
a children's guidebook for The National Trust.
It's been quite a while since I did any architectural illustration...

Monday 25 May 2009

More cakes

Been painting more cakes...

Thursday 14 May 2009

Illustration Friday - Parade

A Parade of Hats.
(Parades like this are seen regularly on the streets of Bath...)

Friday 8 May 2009

Illustration Friday - Hierarchy

I'm the eldest of six siblings.
Here we are circa 1973, back when I used to
boss them around quite a bit!
(using artistic licence as no.6 didn't actually
arrive for another 5 years or so...)

And here's a detail of my brothers...
one is now the manager of a leisure centre,
the other a housing manager,
but this is how I always think of them...

Wednesday 6 May 2009

50 cakes

Cakes for someone a little older than Poppy...
Happy Birthday Colin!!

Monday 4 May 2009

For Poppy...

This is for Poppy, who is ONE today...

Saturday 2 May 2009

Rhymes with Tails

I have just received copies of a book I illustrated last year for a Romanian Publisher, Genesis.
It's called 'Rhymes with Tails' and is written by Lucia Muntean. Here are some photos of the cover, a couple of spreads and some details...

Friday 17 April 2009

Illustration Friday - Fleeting

Three little butterflies to convey 'Fleeting'...
One of them looks a bit like me.

Monday 13 April 2009

Highlights High Five

This is a spread (and detail) I illustrated for the April issue of Highlights High Five.

Thursday 9 April 2009

Illustration Friday - Talisman

My first time participating in Illustration Friday! 'Talisman' made me think of the first line of a poem I learnt off by heart when I was about ten.