I am really excited to be part of this exhibition in honour of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales 200 year anniversary. Curated by Emma Block, this show collects the work of Emmeline Pidgen, Laura Barrett, Yelena Bryksenkova, Lesley Barnes and Natsuki Otani and draws inspiration from the well known fairy tales of our childhood as well as slightly more obscure stories from the original collection. The exhibition runs until the 7th of December and it’s free! Foyles is a great place for Christmas shopping anyway so definitely stop by if you can. All the work on show is also for sale so if you’d like a handmade screenprint ( gold no less!) e-mail me for details.
Thanks to Scriberia, I had the priviledge of doing an illustration for the Wellcome Trust‘s new Spotlight event series. The trust does a whole range of great work and the exhibitions put on next door by the Wellcome Collection are always worth going to. Currently they are showing Death: A self-portrait . Find out more here.
Yes, it is HAPPENING. I kind of held off for as long as I could but now that Christmas biscuit tins are in the stores and I’ve already heard Frank Sinatra twice while out I am just going to give in to the whole holiday thing. So I foraged berries, fir and holly and photographed some new work for my store. Cards doubling up as tree ornaments! A botanical tea-towel (also good after Christmas, nothing too crazy on it!) and a bronze ink screenprinted card…what more could you want? See/buy it all in my Etsy shop here.
The ladies at Agency Rush worked with Crush and Glug to put on a night of illustration in Brighton last week where I did some live drawing to the theme of Gunpowder, Treason & Plot. It was a really nice evening with great talks by Margot Bowman, Modern Love and Chrissie Macdonald. I got to draw alongside Eleni Kalorkoti and Suzi Kemp with Georgina Luck doing watercolours and Amy Harris creating a 3-D illustration. Since we had an all female group of artists and speakers I decided to draw a girl plotter with a historically accurate feathered hat and potentially historically inaccurate gunpowder rockets. All photos are by Richard Rowland.
Saji is a food magazine from Japan and I was lucky enough to do the cover illustration for the current issue on wagashi. I have to say when I got this in the mail it was very exciting. The cover is printed with a gloss and the colour turned out super bright (always good in my book) The whole magazine is a joy to leaf through with it’s different paper stocks, lovely photographs and a whole host of beautiful illustrations. It’s so nice to see your work in print and be 100% happy with how it turned out, it doesn’t happen nearly enough!
I have been drawing a lot of food these days for a new project, more information to come soon!