I recently spent a great afternoon at Brighton Festival’s Doodlefest – letting myself doodle, just drawing the other drawers and allowing my mind to wander with no particular purpose. The day was sunny, the rooms rammed but surprisingly calm and I really had the best time. All the doodled postcards were posted onto a wall
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The Duke of York’s Picturehouse in Brighton asked me to make them a fully functioning paper mache Frank Sidebottom head to help promote the new film, ‘Frank’, starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Dohmnhall Gleeson. I used a beachball as a base and then added layer after layer of newsprint with wallpaper paste to make
The Agency Group asked me if they could use the map of Brighton from the Latest Discoveries as part of a goodie bag for a music industry event at the Great Escape – an amazing music festival in Brighton that showcases new and emerging talent. Schlepp around the 35 different venues in Brighton from pubs
I’m still continuing to draw regularly in pubs around Brighton. These images are either in biro or soft pencils – I try not to rub out too much, leaving the original line intact. It differentiates from digital illustration that is so much about perfection – the perfect line, the perfect white – which somehow loses
My good friend Molly asked me to make an image of a fox for her to use as a tattoo on her inner arm. This is in black and white ink. I asked another friend who’s a tattoo artist for some advice – it was surprisingly complicated! I had to take into account how the
I’m excited to announce that I will be showing new work in the upcoming Down to the Bone exhibition at ONCA Gallery in Brighton from 25th September. Seventy five artists including international artists such as Polly Morgan, Rob Ryan and Zachary Walsh are exhibiting work around the theme of dogs. Continuing my interest in looking
I spent a long weekend at End of the Road Festival – hipster hangout, lumberjack chic everywhere you look, the cider bus and some great music. The sun shone hard in the middle of the Dorset countryside so there are lots of sketches of people wearing hats and coping with too much heat and alcohol!
More drawing in the pub for a break while I worked on “Imposter” and “Moon Map” which are both for upcoming exhibitions. I’m looking at creating a series of work using these drawings as inspiration but just haven’t had the time yet…For more information about drawing in the pub, visit here.
I’ve just pasted up the piece commissioned by ONCA gallery as part of a street art project in Brighton. Despite having to go back a few times and repaste, all seems pretty stuck down now which is great as it should last a couple of months with luck. The image is of a pangolin, a
Had a great time at the private view of ‘Making Tracks at ONCA gallery where I’m showing both the Brighton map and ‘Echolocation’. The exhibition is showing work based on the idea of tracking and making tracks and includes a musical box that plays strip music based on bird migration patterns, a motion activated metallic