We Dream of Blue Whales – Foroyar
‘Foroyar’ is the second part of the triptych, ‘We Dream of Blue Whales’, showing the journey I took while on a residency sailing between Iceland to Sweden via the Faeroe Islands. The map explores how we use stories – travellers’ tales in many cases, to locate ourselves. All the contemporary detail was overheard or gathered by interview and much of the historical detail was inspired by the ancient Carta Marina – full of stories of fantastic sea monsters swimming the North Atlantic.
This section of the map focuses on the Faeroe Islands – Foroyar in Faeroese. It is the home of the Grindadrap – a traditional communal hunt of pilot whales. The main panel is surrounded by portraits of Faeroese fishermen from photographs exhibited at the Faeroese Natural History Museum.
This piece was shown in the exhibition ‘The Whale Road’ in March 2015 at Onca Gallery, Brighton.
A Map of the Waterways of Oxford
An illustrated map of the waterways of Oxford showing the historic features of the city with borders of local river wildlife. Watercolour,
The Apple World
A painting showing a map of the history and culture of the apple throughout the world. Commissioned by the National Trust and the Cider Museum in
Mural: A Map of the Midsummer Stars above Brighton
I was commissioned to adapt my original ‘Map of the Winter Stars from the Northern Hemisphere’ into a mural by MMoser Associates. The
A Map of Gyptian Waterways in Oxford
I was commissioned by Badwolf to create this map prop of the waterways of Oxford for the BBC/HBO production of ‘His Dark Materials’ .
A Map of Hope Rock
I was commissioned to create this imagined island for Thames and Hudson’s ‘Archipelago; An Atlas of Imagined Islands’, edited
A Map of Eastbourne
A map of Eastbourne was commissioned and bought by Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne. Towner is an Arts Council National Collection Partner and
A Map of the Winter Skies in the Northern Hemisphere.
For centuries, even in the darkest of Paleolithic times, man has been fascinated by the stars. In an effort to understand more of his world and
A Map of Soho and Covent Garden
A hand drawn and lettered map in watercolour, gouache and ink of Soho and Covent Garden for a private client.
A Map of the London Underground
A map of the London Underground with flowers, painted in gouache, watercolour and inks. The original has a green background and was adapted from
We Dream of Blue Whales – Islandia
Part I of the chart mapping a sea journey 1300 miles from Iceland to Sweden in travellers' tales and stories of whales.