Sunday, 9 December 2012

A little update!

Hello! This a long overdue update for my poor blog!

I've been a busy bee recently with my day job, but I've been working on an alphabet illustration after my 9-5 and finished it up this weekend. It was originally an animal alphabet, but a few insects sneaked their way in!

Here are a few details of some of my favourites...

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Harmony Exhibition: Private View!

We had our private view last night for the Harmony exhibition in Cheltenham. Here are a few photos from the evening, we had a great turnout! You should also check out the lovely Liz Clayton's blog for more photos. The exhibition will be staying open daily 10-5 until Tuesday 17th July.

Harmony Exhibition: 11-17 July 2012

The GradGallery exhibition is currently open at The Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham. There's a variety of work on show, ranging from illustration to photography. There are originals and prints for sale and lots of lovely greetings cards and postcards to purchase.

Thank you to everyone who has visited so far, we have had some great comments and met some lovely people! Please pop in and say hello if you are in the area. I'll be there most days, we are open 10-5 until Tuesday 17th July.

These are a few photos of the exhibition:

Duck Pond Illustration

I posted a few snippets of this illustration on twitter a few days ago and here is the finished piece! The furry creature on the edge of the pond is a water vole if you are curious!

Something new...!

Good morning! Here's something new that I haven't posted on my blog before. It was a speculative piece I did for a client at the end of last year. Thought I would post the rough and the final image so you can get a small insight into my process!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 presents... Harmony

Hello everyone! Just a quick post to show you the poster for an upcoming exhibition I am a part of. This will be GradGallery's 3rd exhibition, which is really exciting! There will be 11 artists exhibiting from 11th - 17th July at The Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 29 April 2012

"SAIL" Exhibition

Hello everyone!

It's been a few weeks since I've stopped by here..! I've been busy organising work for several upcoming exhibitions, the first of which is "SAIL". It's taking place over a couple of weeks in May at galleries in both Cirencester and Cheltenham. There will be a huge variety of different creatives exhibiting and should be an exciting show! There will also be plenty of art works, prints and cards avaliable to buy if you wish! If you live locally, please pop by and say hello!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

My new studio space!

Hello everyone!

Just thought I would show you a quick photo of my new studio space (sorry for the iPhone snap!). I've been slowly moving stuff in over the past couple of weekends and now it's ready for me to start work. It's so nice to have a little space of my own, I'm really looking forward to getting lots of painting done!

I'll get some new work posted up soon, I'm getting busy preparing for a couple of upcoming exhibitions at the moment. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines day everybody! Hope you are having a lovely day whatever you are up to! xx

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Guest Artist - We Love To Illustrate!

Happy February everyone!

This month I'm excited to be the "We Love To Illustrate" blog's guest artist! Thank you so much to all the girls, I'm such a fan of all of their work so it was an honour to contribute to their fantastic blog! This month they have designed some gorgeous FREE downloadable Valentines Day cards. Check the post out by clicking here.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Jungle Illo - Take 2!

I spent a little time last week re-working an illustration for my portfolio (you can see the original if you scroll down a bit!), after some fab advice from Hannah at Plum Pudding. I think it's looking a lot better now, especially Tiger. I think I should write him his own little story.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

If you go down to the woods today...

A new sample for my portfolio, the Teddy Bears' Picnic! I've had the Teddy Bears' picnic song stuck in my head for the entire weekend, it's starting to drive me a little crazy so I'm glad I've finished this!

I'm also using this for this weeks Illustration Friday! This weeks word was 'prepare'. The bears were well-prepared for this years Teddy Bears' picnic, bringing fresh lemonade and a yummy jam sponge cake!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Jungle Illo!

Hello everyone!

Hope you've all had a good weekend! Just a quick post with some new work. I'm trying to get some different pieces painted for my portfolio, next challenge is painting children! Eeek!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

Happy New Year to everyone!!

We have now said goodbye to 2011 and welcomed in the new year, 2012 I can't believe it!

2011 has been a good year for me, not one of the best though! My illustration work has suffered slightly due to me working full time, but I still managed to squeeze quite a bit of illustration related goodness in! My highlights include the 1st and 2nd GradGallery exhibitions in Cheltenham and Bristol, my work being including in Liberty's S/S 2011 Storybook Collection, small commissions for Scholastic and Bag of Badgers, the launch of my new, shiny website and lots of new portfolio pieces! I've got lots of plans for this new year and I'm really going to make this my year for illustration.

I hope everyone has a lovely year filled with happiness, luck, lots of tea and the odd chocolate brownie! :-)

Here are a couple of my photo highlights from 2011:


1 & 2: Photos from the Liberty London Promo Book, 3: My work in GradGallery's first ever exhibition in Cheltenham! 4: GradGallery's 2nd exhibition in Bristol, 5: Me and my work at BV Studios, Bristol.