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
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Over the last 12 months I have been wealding chalk and posca pens for some chalkboard signage projects commissioned by the Duke of Yorks and Dukes at Komedia Cinemas in Brighton. The Duke of York’s cinema is the oldest working cinema in the UK and has a beautiful atmosphere with its original brass fittings and
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
An Incomplete and Probably Inaccurate History of Coffee and a Map of the First Coffee Houses that Began in Exchange Alley, London 1652.
I’ve been working on this for a couple of weeks now as a follow-on from my ‘Map of Brighton from the Latest Discoveries.’ I was interested in this area of London – Cornhill and Exchange Alley (now Change Alley) – partly due to an old map I found online showing the extent of a fire
I spent a cold Winter’s night yesterday with my photographer friend Clare making exploratory photos of the painted sign project (leading on from Build Brighton) in the city back streets. I’m still feeling my way with this one and there’s a couple of things that need to be tweaked – for example, better supports for
This map was hand lettered and based on a map I’d done a couple of years ago. I’ve adapted it slightly adding annotations – mixing local history with personal history and knowledge. Maps are amazing, always changing and showing the times and culture of the mapmaker themselves…