Tuesday, May 31, 2011

UtJbLo on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs
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At the moment we are working on an edition of 30 cats. Its a lot of work. I'm taking inspiration from all these here cats I made for the show last year at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

You may know that every so often, I make a new edition of height rulers to sell in Ryantown.

This is the newest edition and is slightly different to any I've done before.
The rulers are made from ply wood, this particular one has a hand-painted yellow strip down the left side and a flash of orange down the left edge. Over the bare wood are hand-painted light blue clouds, the rest of the wood is left bare to show the grain. They are then hand-printed with red ink for the illustration and indigo inks to show the measurements. The rulers measure up to 7 foot and are signed in an edition of 20.

Available in the shop this weekend for £315 each!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Studio Music is a brilliant website listing artists/designers/photographers top 10 tracks to listen to in their studios whilst they're working. A new artists' top ten is added at the beginning of each week and this week, its me!!!

Every artist writes a little about why they love to listen to each track and you can listen along whilst reading, its really quite brilliant!

You can read and listen by visiting the website here

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Stylist magazine in the UK ran a competition for their readers to vote for their favourite cover out of all 75 issues of the magazine. A little while I designed a cover for their 'Perfect Picnic' issue. I meant to blog about it but I forgot! But this week it was announced that my cover won anyway so thank you to anyone who voted!!!

They also featured Ryantown as one of the '100 addresses Stylist wants you to know'

Friday, May 06, 2011

I'm sorry my blog has been a bit neglected for a while, as you may already know, I've been working on a new book which I have written and illustrated myself. At 60 pages long, it's been a bit of a mammoth task to cut them all in 4 months but we've almost finished!!!
The book is called 'A Sky Full Of Kindness' and will be available to buy in October of this year.
After each cut is finished, they are coloured using spray paint. Right now, we're at spraying and sticking stage - hopefully these photos will give you an idea of how these final steps are done and why I've been so quiet recently!!!