Monday, 21 December 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From all here in my studio.........that's just me then :P

Monday, 23 November 2009

Nice bit of publicity!

This seemed to have escaped me, cheers folks! :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Pirate House Swap

A book I have recently finished illustrating is doing the rounds.... check out this link and go to page 6 :)

Place of work...

Ok ok, you've all been wondering! Well here is where all the magic happens and the creative ideas spread forth from my brain! :) Oh....and a picture of the famous Larry who inhabits my studio with me....

Monday, 12 October 2009


After my agency was asked to become a part of the SAA we now have our pages up and running on their site! This is great news for myself and my agency as it is literally what the name suggests., a 'hub' for all the top illustration talent around from the likes of Arena, Meiklejohn etc... Good work team! :) Click the link on the right to see our pages....

Rabbit and the Big, Red Scooter

Well it's been just over a year but this book has finally got some legs. As it's Frankfurt book Fair this week I was asked by Templar publishing who commissioned this piece to come up with some sample material to take away with them. Two sketches done, spread one and spread four, spread one went to final art and I was damn happy with what I produced bearing in mind the timescale I was given. Here is a sneaky peek at one of the vignettes... :)

Theo Paphitis Commission

Earlier this year I was asked to produce some artwork for 3 business entrepreneurs who were to open the Thinktank here in Lincoln. Shaa Wasmund got in touch the other day to see if I could come up with a similar piece of artwork for her friend and Dragon Theo Paphitis. Well here it is folks and I have to say, I was pretty pleased with it! Lot's of in-jokes going on in this piece. Hope he likes it as it is being presented to him tonight at a dinner with all the other Dragons present! Phew.... top stuff! :)


Right folks, it's only taken 2 months since my last post of a promised update and here we finally go! Mad mad couple of months but all brilliant...loads of great work being churned out! Firstly another book has been published. Big People, Little People written by Malachy Doyle is out and can be bought here :) as well as Amazon

It's a great book about this little guy who goes off in search of the land of big folk! The story came across as a bit like the tale of Brobdingnag in Gullivers Travels... It was a fun book to do! :)

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

UPDATE.......!! Coming soon :)

Update coming soon work, new jobs! Been so busy recently with everything....phew!

Friday, 26 June 2009

King of Pop dies

Random non-illustration related event here but it's so massive I felt compelled to put it on here for posterity. Michael Joseph Jackson has died aged 50.... R.I.P Legend of the MTV generation!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

The thinktank opening

Went to the official opening of the thinktank here in Lincoln last night, a great building for new businesses. Fantastic design as well with all 'mod-cons'. Nick Hewer of the Apprentice, Jason Bradbury off channel 5's the Gadget Show and all round gadget guru and Shaa Wasmund internet entrepreneur who has some serious names on her cv including sir James Dyson were the guest speakers! I was commissioned to come up with three pieces of artwork for them as gifts and here they are folks...I was pretty happy with them, and from the reaction they got so were the guests! Great stuff! :D

Friday, 22 May 2009


'Splice the main brace, pieces o' eight and drink ye a baltic swig'.. 'The Pirate Houseswap' artwork is finished! All there is to do now is the cover and any changes Random House want doing and it's there! Took a while to do but it will look great when published I have no doubts! Watch this space for publication date..... :o) Toodles....

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

London Book Fair - Booktrust Seminar

Recently went down to London to the LBF and had a seminar along with some photos taken with some other illustrators including Axel Scheffler (2nd from left back row), Julia Donaldson (3rd from left back row) The creative minds behind the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom naming but a few. Also actress and comedienne Francesca Martinez (4th from right back row) was the host and she was hilarious!! It was a good day and the kids had a did we! :)

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

On TV!!

And another article that was written about the upcoming opening of the new Childrens Zoo at London Zoo. I will be going down to London again tomorrow as I have been invited to the Contractors opening of it. Should be great fun and I'll get a load of photos from it... So watch this space folks! :o)

Just learnt that I will be on TV on Thursday the 2nd April. BBC local news are covering this story about the London Zoo project I have just done. A video will be posted soon so stay tuned ;)


Right well thought it was about time for another update. Image above is an article I was in back in February for a local magazine. All good promotion! :o)

Thursday, 12 March 2009

London Zoo Project Update!

Well, this project was finally finished this week. Glad it's all been done and sent off, I'm really looking forward to seeing what it all looks like in the new Children's Zone when it opens on April 3rd...

Wednesday, 4 February 2009


Yes I have succumbed to the growing giant that is Twitter. So tweet away people!

Here is my link :

2009 first blog!

Well I have finally got round to updating this and adding a first post for 2009! What have I been up to? Well I'm currently painting up all the pages for the 'London Zoo' project, just finished the first one and it's looking really good! Finished the 3rd spread from 'Pirate House Swap' last week and sent it off, they are all very happy with that so onto the next one now. Need to crack on with 'Big People, Little People' and get sketching out the 'Space Pop up book' I have been asked to do. I'm on the radio tomorrow morning at silly o' clock but that should be fun and I have had a feature written for the 'Journal' magazine which is out now. Catch you soon for a new update! :o)