Tuesday, 28 April 2015

We Are family day at Arnolfini.

Last Saturday I devised and led a workshop alongside The Children's Scrapstore at Arnolfini.

The children were exploring sound and coming up with ways to represent sound visually.

For instance, they made some SOUND CREATURES!

drew to the Beach Boys

made  sound words...

                                  played some highly amusing describing and drawing games

                                              and made, then named musical instruments.

The workshop was linked to the current exhibition at Arnolfini, on until the 5th May, by Christine Sun Kim.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

My studio

is where I draw and paint stories

and stick some of my drawings up with safety pins to remind me of what stories I am thinking about. 

It's actually in my house.

Sam makes music at the other end of the room where there are lots of wires and keyboards and strange inventions.

He is not naked in this picture, it's just that I didn't shade in his sweater.

These are some newish characters. I have made a little book about them which I am selling at TCAF and ELCAF and hopefully other fairs this year.

Monday, 13 April 2015


I am still buzzing like a bee from meeting lots of small presses and bookmakers at The Bristol Artists Book Event this weekend. I showed the dunmy book for Right At Home to some people too so that was exciting and useful.

Feast your eyes on my purchases from the inspirational Ed Boxall and the magical Antic- Ham of Red Fox Press.

I also got interviewed by a new Bristol-based  blog called Editions. The article compares some different ways three Bristol-based illustrators use their sketchbooks to start projects.

Read it HERE