Monday, 5 November 2012

I am moving to wordpress!

I am moving to wordpress, so if you want to follow my creative journey go to:

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

York Mystery Plays 2012

Last Friday I went with my dad to see an evening performance of the 'York Mystery Plays.' This is a York theatre tradition that has been around since the late 1300s and has been revived for a modern audience. The play took place amongst the gorgeous ruins of St Mary's abbey, the stage surrounded by theatre seating. The scenes of the performance were well known Bible stories with a strong emphasis in the second half on the life of Jesus. Effective costumes were threads of a 1950s style. The music and the spectacle was lush and this was an even I will never forget. These sketches are a commemoration of the performance and a thankyou to the whole cast and production team of the 2012 mysteries. I don't have anything more to say other than have a look at the York Mystery Plays website for a sense of the production in full:

Monday, 13 August 2012

Online shop is... open!

There was no red ribbon but my online shop for my artworks/portraits/illustrations is now open. So excited. (The above image is of the Sex Pistols and is for sale. It was a contribution to the magazine 'One and Other York.') Later this week or next I hope to make some big improvements to the website and connect up the shop to the site so it's all hunky dory and as smooth as a pebble. Here's the link for my online boutique/store/shop/gallery:

Monday, 23 July 2012

Olympic style promo poster for Six Lips Theatre, York.

Six Lips Theatre recently commissioned me to Illustrate and design their poster for an upcoming interactive family production, due to open in York and then all going to plan on tour. Here's a detail from the poster. A few things are being finalised but generally this image went down like a storm.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Verdict inked- but more ink please.

Due to the advice of artist friend Charleine Boieiro (French-Portugese wunderkind.) I have inked my self portrait. This is still an unfinished drawing and is still not quite right. It needs pools of black and lastly white ink used very very sparingly here and there.

Monday, 11 June 2012

work in progress: to ink or not to ink..

This piece is going down to London this weekend, to be put in a group exhibition as part of The Streatham Festival 2012. The theme is 'flames' hence the stylised flame balancing above my head. This is an unfinished drawing...still not completely satisfied with everything and haven't made my mind up whether to ink it or not.. Making a self portrait is the hardest thing to do, to capture the features as they stand.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Happy Jubilee!

Happy Jubilee too all! Long live the queen! Here's my piece of jubilee ephemera commemorating the lion and the unicorn!