Wednesday, 3 August 2011

20 year retrospective, (1992-2012)

It's fast approaching my twentieth year in which I have been creating pictures for the illustration market, graduating from Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in 1992 and stepping out, onto the golden streets of London town.
Since then I have produced thousands of illustrations for a diverse range of global Clients but my work has become most synonymously linked with the British editorial market.
In order to mark the occassion I have been invited to hold an exhibition of my editorial work early in 2012 at the Furnival Gallery by Sheffield Hallam University, UK . This will highlight my working processes, anecdotal references and pictorial reactions to the stories of the day.
The below photographs show a small proportion of newspaper pages utilising my illustrations and created for The Guardian newspapers 'Comment & Debate' section in the last few years. I have spent the last few days selecting the ones which may make the show.

I'll keep you posted with exact dates very soon.

'Storm in a teacup' - reaction to story of rolling news items

'Australian Culture'

'American Influence in Egypt'

Monday, 1 August 2011

Scalloped Oak moth

My daughters were delighted to discover this beautiful creature in the back garden yesterday evening. They had disturbed it from its hiding place whilst hosing the garden.
For anyone interested in British & Irish butterflies and moths you can delight in the Cockayne collection held at the Natural History Museum.