The following post is adapted from a talk I gave recently at the Catalyst Club in Brighton about hand drawn and hand made maps and some of the stories behind them. To describe the Catalyst Club eloquently is difficult but this quote, taken from the website is perfect – ‘Established in 2004, The Catalyst Club
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1. So you want to organise an art exhibition? Wait for the call from your gallery (in my case ONCA Gallery in Brighton). Or find a space to hold your show – heck, I’ve heard of exhibitions in pubs, cinema foyers, laundrettes and even inside a car. 2. Make sure you have enough work to
My latest exhibition of maps is being shown at O N C A Gallery, Brighton UK, including work from my recent book, ‘Hand Drawn Maps’ which is being published on the 8th June.
I’m happy to announce the publishing of my book for Thames and Hudson ‘Hand Drawn Maps – a guide for creatives’, due out in the UK on 8th June. I’ve been passionate about drawing maps by hand for many years now and see it as an art that is slowing sinking under the weight of
It’s lovely to be asked to show my map ‘Echolocation – the flight path of Starbeard 3’ once again at Onca Gallery as part of their relaunch and retrospective of the past 5 years, ‘Perspective 2012 – 2017’. Echolocation was commissioned by the Gallery in collaboration with Sussex Wildlife Trust who provided a package of
A trip to the British Library to see the exhibition of maps ‘Maps and the 20th Century – Drawing the Line’ before it closed (March 3rd 2017) seemed like a suitable finish to my ‘Hand Drawn Maps’ book for Thames and Hudson (although the cover is interminably still in progress – often the last part
Its been a while since I last wrote. But mainly these past few months have been taken up by more writing. Not for a blog though, but for a book about hand drawn maps. The book deal was signed in late July and I hit the ground running as the deadline was mid October giving
I am closely connected with Onca Gallery in Brighton and I often mention the organisation in my blog posts. Onca is an unusual contemporary art space supported by the Arts Council focussing on conservation and the environment. ONCA says the following about themselves: ‘Our mission is to cultivate environmental and human health through the arts.
Musicians are great to draw and paint and throughout my career I keep coming back to them at one point or another. I was recently asked by Philippe Debongnie, a Belgian illustrator, to contribute an image to his website www.jazzanddraw.com . Inspired by his love of jazz, it’s a collaborative but curated venture involving images
The following is adapted from an article I wrote recently (as yet physically unpublished) about how traditional maps are important in reminding us of our relationship with the environment. I am an established illustrator and artist – I have been published in over 30 books but in the past few years my fine art practice,