Saturday, 13 April 2013

Wooden toys for Pick Me Up!!!

Hello All,

Sorry for the lack of blog action over the last few weeks, I have been very busy preparing for the upcoming Pick Me Up Exhibition  at Somerset house which starts next Thursaday. In the meantime here is a little sneak peek of one wooden toys ( out of a collection of 12) I've made for the exhibition.
If you'd like to see the whole collection as well as some paintings (for my forthcoming children's book)
then come down Somerset house for the show. Hope to see you there!!!    

Monday, 11 March 2013

"Pork Pie" todays painting

Hello There!
Here is todays daily painting. I been trying to develop some new characters for my children's book and I came across this guy and for some reason the name "Pork Pie" came into my head. Maybe that could be his name, he could be a butcher, or maybe thats to obvious. Anyway hope you like it.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Walking The Dog; todays painting

Friday, 8 March 2013

"Dream House" todays painting

Hello All,

Here is the painting of the day! Its of my dream house. Could be nice to have a house like this to retreat to.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

The Tickler; daily painting

Hi All,

I saw a guy tickling his dog in the park today and it looked really funny and made me laugh, so I decided make it todays painting.  Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

"Perm" todays painting

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Frostville book; first sketches

Here is a few sketches that I have made for my up coming children's book! The story is still in progress, but the main theme will be based around Frostville. It's really exciting to be working on this as its been a ambition of mine to make a kids book for a long time. I will keep you'll in the loop on my progress.

Klein's lollipop lady! todays painting

Hi all, 

Here is my painting for today. It is inspired by the 1960's fashion shoot that William Klein did on a zebra crossing in Piazza di Spagna. I was shown this photograph recently by a good friend an was blown away by its graphic power and its originality,  if you'd like have a look at them they are on
vogue's website

Monday, 4 March 2013

Captain Cat! todays painting!

Hello all!

Hope you all had a nice weekend!

Sorry the daily paintings didn't show up the over the last two days, hopefully this one will make up for it!
I listened to the audio version of Dylan Thomas's under Milk wood (the one starring Richard Burton, if you haven't heard it its well worth a listen!!) as I thought some of the characters could be very inspiring for my own children's book. Captain Cat was one of my favourites, he's a blind old sea dog who sits a earwigs on the town folks day-to-day lives.


Friday, 1 March 2013

"Hedge Maid" todays painting

Thursday, 28 February 2013

"Time piece"

Hello all,

This is a more detailed daily painting today as I been working on designs for some shops in my children's book over the last few days which has now influenced my painting for today. I really like the little 1950s cat clock detail in the corner, he looks really mischievous!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

"Midnight Trumpet" daily painting!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

"Glider" daily painting!

Monday, 25 February 2013

"Hunting the Snark" daily painting

Hello all, 
hope you all had a nice weekend. 
Here is todays daily painting, which is inspired by Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark". This amazing nonsense poem has an great cast of characters characters and scenes, so I thought I would have a go at interpreting it in todays painting. 
Im getting more a more into drawing night scenes (its something to do with the atmosphere and the playing around with positive and negative image). I would love to do a whole series of images based around night time. 

Sunday, 24 February 2013

"Sunday Rounds" daily painting!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Yellow Submarine: daily painting!

Friday, 22 February 2013


Hello All, 

I'm very excited to announce that I will be showing at this years PICK ME UP graphics arts fair (at Somerset house in London). 
 I'll be showing the Pick Me Up Selects section (which is a group of 20 up-coming artist and illustrators.) I have been involved in the last two exhibitions, but to have my own space is going to be amazing. 
I'm planing to show all knew work (a mix of 2-D and 3-D), including my daily paintings and work from my first ever children's book!!! (which I will be giving you a sneaky peek of very soon). 
I will be posting more about my progress over the coming weeks, but if you would like to find out more about the event then please visit Somerset houses site here

The Evening Blower! a daily painting

Hello all,

Here is todays painting its quite a moody one today!
I been trying different overlying techniques with the acrylic paint using different colours underneath another to see if I can build up a sense of depth in a night time scene (these are experiments for a larger project which I will post about in the coming months). I think this one has worked particularly well, especially when used with limited white space.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Todays painting!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Boom bap! daily painting

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Yo ho ho land pirate ahoy! daily painting

Hello all! 
Quite a dark painting today, but hopefully quite funny....?
Love to do a story about a pirate that's afraid of the sea,
 so he cruses the high street on a converted bicycle! 

Monday, 18 February 2013

"Hoxton Lurker" a daily painting

Hello all, hope you all had a nice weekend!!

Here is my daily painting, inspired by the characters of Hoxton (East London). After finishing this
I realised he looks like a grown up "Wally" from the famous "Where's Wally?" children's books

Sunday, 17 February 2013

On the edge of space! a daily painting

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Business poncho!!!

Friday, 15 February 2013

BA BA BOOM! a daily painting!

Hello all,

Heres the painting of the day! a amazing platform shoes and a boom box combo!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Book Lovers!!

Happy Valentines day everyone! Here is todays painting inspired by the joy of being with the ones you love. 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Dan's Dogs!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Daily painting

Hi all, here is the painting of the day, hope you like it!!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Daily painting!

Hello All,

I have decided in a way of keeping you all in the loop on my work-in-progress (as well as making my blog a bit more exciting and to force me to update it more regularly!) I will begin posting my daily paintings up here everyday!
As I said I my last post these paintings are my daily exercises, were I can try out new ideas and techniques, without the worry of keeping a regular theme or concept!

 Here is todays piece, hope you like it!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

a painting a day!

 Hey, hope you all well!

Here is a little fun project that I started just before Christmas. Its my painting-a-day project, which I started out of frustration while working on long projects (and not getting that buzz from a finished piece) and working on the computer a little too much. So I decide to do a painting every day, were I could experiment with new ideas, colours and text. I've also been quite keen to experiment with a new material and I'd been wanting play with some Acrylic's for a while now, but always been a little weird about using them. I've tried to used them in the past and found then quite to be quite troublesome, I think I found them a bit too heavy.  But over the last few months I've found them an amazing medium to use. You can get great colour overlays (as they are waterproof, you can paint one colour over another and get some really beautiful tones). I've even got used to their toughness, which is incredible, as it makes the image super durable. But you can also re-work areas that your not happy with - its perfect!
I'm going to continue this project over the next year and post a couple of pieces every week!
I will also continue to use this medium for my future projects, so keep your eyes peeled for future developments!!!


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Flying Machines

Hello all!

Here we are I'm sticking to my word (and my new years resolution) and updating blog as much as I can.
This is little treat for you all, I finally got round to photographing all of my mobiles I've
made for various exhibitions. It was really nice to look back at these which has re-kindled my interest for making some more 3-D pieces. I would really love to experiment with making some wooden toys, something quite weighty and on a larger scale. In the meantime I'm happy to have these hanging round my studio as I think on some new ideas.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Norse x Colette


Happy New year Everyone!

I've been very slow at updating over the last few months as I have been up to my eyeballs in some amazing projects. but I promise that I will keep my new years resolution and make sure that I post twice weekly on my progress with my work. I have a lot to show you all, so keep your eyes peeled. And what better way to begin a new year than with a limited edition t-shirt design that I made for a  collaboration between the amazing brand Norse projects and fantastic French concept store Colette .  The brief was quite re-refreshing as I was limited to a two colour palette of Black (which I hardly ever use) and the Colette Blue. This was a great exercise as I usually think quite a lot about the colour all the way through the process of making my work, but because I knew what the palette would be from the start it gave me more opportunity to think about the composition, line and content of the image. It is also an amazingly quick way of working, so the images keep that intuitive quality which I love. I think I may experiment more with using a very restrictive palette in my work in the future as well as including more line work.
The tees are on sale now at the Colette store and are in a super limited edition of 50. So if you want one you'd best be snappy, as they might sell out!!!!!1