My shortlisted entry for the Association of Illustrators Serco Prize 2014. Small Kindnesses. Currently on display at the London Stories exhibition at the London Transport museum.
The illustration shows the story of Charles Mackay, a crossing sweeper who worked from his patch on Fleet street for over 50 years. Little is known about him, though he was thought to be an ex-slave from Jamaica. He features in many artworks of the early 19th century, and was drawn by Hogarth and Cruickshank.
The daughter of the linen drapers opposite his patch, would bring him food and drink on cold days. When Mackay died in 1854 he left her a fortune, rumoured to be £7000.
Their story crosses the boundaries of time, class, and race. I wanted the scene to reflect this. The view is a timeless London, from Fleet street where Mackay worked, up Ludgate hill towards St Paul's cathedral.
Ongoing project 2014.
Using LOVE magazine #11 as a sketchbook. Using collage, paint, and paper cuts to respond to the printed imagery within.
Illustration concepts for a magazine horoscope page.
A range of cards developed from my Kiosk pattern collection for London store Float. 2013
The Kiosk pattern was shortlisted for the 1973 giftwrap competition and won Moyo's architecture competition.
I was asked by website Mi Petit Madrid to create an interpretation of the Madrid skyline, to be used as a site banner. 2013
A child's christmas in Wales
Illustrations for Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales. 2014
Useful and useless presents
moccasined trappers from Hudson Bay. off Mumbles Road..
My print Gallant Horse was featured in one of the room sets of the BBC's great interior design challenge, aired in January 2014.
Work selected for the Edited show as part of the Brighton festival in May 2013.
Creatures & Critters
Under Your Hat
Concept for a writing set based on traditional types and inks. Developed for High street retailer (unused). 2013
Christmas card ranges 2013. Developed for London store Float, and sold out online.
A selection of repeat pattens and licensed designs.
A selection of recent sketchbook images and work in progress. More can be seen on Tumblr and instagram.