I recently created this illustration of a garden for Eating Well magazine. It was to accompany an article about a man who has created this amazing garden on his tenth floor roof terrace a few hundred yards from New York's Ground zero! Not quite sure how accurate my drawing is but I'm told it has all the elements pictured, including a cedar windbreak, grape arbor and plenty of fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
Here are a few photos of the Floral fringe event I took part in over the weekend in the beautiful grounds of Bignor Park. The fair was a great success, and had nearly 2000 visitors over the two days. The sun even put in an appearance on Saturday! I haven't done much of this sort of thing before but really enjoyed the experience and got some good feedback.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Next weekend I will be taking part in the Floral fringe fair at Bignor park near Pulborough in West Sussex, selling my books, limited edition prints, screen printed tote bags, greetings cards and more... It promises to be a great event with lots going on including contemporary crafts, photography, wildlife stalls, butterfly and bee plants, local food producers and a sausage sizzle! The fair is open Saturday and Sunday, from 10am - 5pm and I'll be there both days. More info can be found on the Bignor park website and Floral fringe Facebook page. If you're in the area it would be great to see you!
Friday, 11 May 2012
A little while ago I was asked to produce a test illustration for German women's magazine 'Brigitte'. The brief was to illustrate a well known phrase or saying about love, in this case 'We depend on our partner as a child on it's parents'. I had a couple of attempts at the image - the first idea was to draw a penguin couple because I thought it was a nice story of dependency - the male looking after the egg while the female looks for food, plus the egg is suggestive of the child which will then become dependent on it's parents. The second (more immediate and preferred idea) was of a bicycle made for two!
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Friday, 4 May 2012
I haven't posted much recently as I've spent the last month or so travelling in Chile and Argentina. It was a great trip and we saw some incredible things, including the Atacama desert, salt flats in Bolivia and Iguazu falls in Argentina. Here's a few of the many photos from the trip!