Monday, 3 December 2012

Upstairs at the Northern Lights Pub, Brighton

I love this place, a small independent Nordic pub nestled in the heart of the South Lanes in Brighton. They serve delicious Scandinavian food and offer a vast array of interesting drinks for far away lands plus some local ales too....

My Norway drawing plus a selection of limited edition etchings and screenprints will be on display throughout December.

Thursday, 29 November 2012



I have given a lot of thought recently to whether following this path of being an artist is really a wise thing to be doing. It's scary and unpredictable, it has many ups and downs with rarely very much money. I thought for a while of giving it all up and becoming something else, this seemed sensible and i found the prospect of learning something new quite exciting. But i think somewhere along the line i forgot to look right into the core of myself to see what it is that makes me who i am.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

find your tribe

We all have a natural habitat:
in the country, by the sea, in the city.
It's in our blood, our natural homeland.
It's where we're most content,
where we flourish.
It's where we find peace.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Book Launch- 'Images 36' AOI annual Best of British Illustration



My Norway hut drawing has been included in this years annual book brought out by the Association of Illustrators. We turned up to the swanky book launch at Somerset House night before last feeling very underdressed and maybe a bit drunk. Got a free Parker pen though, not bad.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Cape Farewell

http://www.capefarewellfoundation.com/home.html

"Cape Farewell works in partnership with scientific and cultural institutions to deliver an innovative climate programme of public engagement. We use the notion of expedition - Arctic, Island, Urban and Conceptual - to interrogate the scientific, social and economic realities that lead to climate disruption, and to inspire the creation of climate focused art which is disseminated across a range of platforms - exhibitions, festivals, publications, digital media and film. "

Whilst researching i came across this project involving people from different walks of life who have joined forces in raising public awareness of climate change; artists, poets, musicans, writers, oceanographers, geoscientists, geographers and environmental scientists have all come together on expeditions to create work that reaches out to the public, engaging a wider spectrum of people with the issue of climate change.


Friday, 27 July 2012

Exhibition up in Brighton

After a long day going up to Oxford and back, hoping to god that the pictures would come down easier than they went up (thankfully they did) loading up the van and ferrying them off to Brighton for round 2 of wrestling with giant frames. But its all up now, if you want to see them they will be on display at Red Roaster cafe in Kemptown, Brighton until 30th September

1d St James St
Brighton
BN2 1RE

Monday, 2 July 2012

Genius Loci: A Sense of Place

Four Square Fine Arts logo  
 presents...

Genius Loci: A Sense of Place
2nd-7th July 2012
Gallery at 32 Store Street
London WC1E 7BS
11- 6pm

Genius Loci: A Sense of Place brings together the work of 14 artists exploring and reflecting on space and place. Whether specific or imagined, internal or external, place shapes our memory. It defines our personal stories, weaving us into the fabric of a greater narrative - our relationship to our home, Earth.

My Norway little cabin drawing will be on show in the exhibition, i'm very excited about this!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Sunday, 10 June 2012

it's raining, it's pouring, i'm sat inside drawing :)

Thursday, 31 May 2012

These are nice..



Paintings by Peter Doig, found an interesting interview with him here

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Screenprinting







I've recently started screenprinting this place in Portslade called Parliament of Feathers. Yesterday i printed some bits to put up in Ground in time for the Artist Open House festival, to be hung on Sunday. So this evening i have been framing frantically, not that i've left it to the last minute...

Friday, 27 April 2012

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Something from Nothing at the Gopher, London



http://www.somethinkfunky.com/

more pictures from the show can be seen here

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Snowdon Horseshoe (Southern Side)


Private commission

Snowdon on the right of the picture and Y Lliwedd on the left.
76 x 56cm
Charcoal and chalk

Friday, 16 March 2012

Towner Gallery Eastbourne

Hannah and I took the bus out to Eastbourne on Tuesday to visit the Towner Gallery. Neither of us had been there before so didn't know what to expect. We went to see this

Gibson / Martelli (igloo) – VISITOR

there was quite a fun installation which involved half a rowing boat that was connected to a computer generated landscape, we were given the map and tried our best to co-ordinate our way through the place. The whole thing was set up inside this house...

and then in the corner of the room they were showing a 40 minute film with footage of the Canadian Rockies which i thought sounded pretty good but it turned out to be on a tiny little tv screen which was a bit of a let down, we thought it would have been much better projected on to the whole end wall.


Monday, 12 March 2012

Stone Farm


First day of the year climbing outside, we went to Stone Farm and it was a beautiful day!

Dancing Ledge, Swanage, Dorset



Dancing Ledge, Swanage along the Jurassic Coastline in Dorset.

Drawn in ink
1 metre x 1.6 metres
stretched on bars, unframed

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

David Hockney documentary



http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01c7wmr/The_Culture_Show_2011_2012_David_Hockney_The_Art_of_Seeing_A_Culture_Show_Special/

I enjoyed watching this documentary about David Hockney. His recent Royal Academy exhibition looks fantastic, i really want to go and see it. And i thought my landscape drawings were big :/

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Galapagos Production with Glenn Jones


A friend of mine has started making short music films of bands and solo artists performing live in intimate house shows/random places. He wanted to use my Haystacks Lake District drawing as a backdrop to one of his films and i was more than happy to oblige. Last Monday they invaded our living room with their cameras, lights and action and we were treated to some truly beautiful guitar and banjo playing by Glenn Jones who is currently on tour from the US. His music can be found here

I look forward to seeing the film immensely!!

Screen printed tote bags



Screen printed at home, canvas tote bags £10

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Alton college

I went back to Alton College the other week to do a talk about what i've been doing since i left there in 2006. It was strange to be back but good in a way to reflect on how my work has changed. Looking back at my older work, it was extremely colourful and messy and there was lots of it, with sketchpads full of mistakes and experimenting. Looking at my work now, it seems to me to be more refined yet sombre, someone once told me that my landscapes looked like they would swallow you up whole. I would like to get back to a freer way of working again but still retain an atmospheric edge to my work.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sunday morning






















It's Sunday and i've been watching TED talks all morning. These two talks from Sir Ken Robinson encapsulate how i feel about education and what i think it should be about. Learning should be initiated from individual's interests and passions, it's an organic progression that should lead us to fulfillment in what we do rather than a linear route to a well paid job. He articulates the ideas far better than i ever could so give them a watch.