ILLUSTRATION & PRINTMAKING & ARTWORK
As a practising professional artist. I am always working on a variety of projects, including graphic design solutions as well as pursuing my own interests and preparing work for exhibitions and galleries. Rather than use this site for my graphic design work, I have chosen to use it as a personal folio site, displaying a range of projects that I am currently working on. I believe it is important to show your other creative interests. However, I have included some commission based work. I use different media applications for each project — as a trained designer (Falmouth College of Arts) I am comfortable with digital technologies but I also choose to work with a hands on approach using traditional techniques from printmaking to sculptor. These are mostly all on-going projects that show my work-in-progess and I am still actively engaged in most of them. In my experience as an artist you should never stop working. If you wait for inspiration it will never come — just go out a mark make — in other words make it happen!
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COASTAL BIRD SERIES
Printmaking projects: Image transfer, linocut, woodblock, silkscreen, and Japanese Gyotaku inspired by nature.
Collecting stones, pebbles, washed up driftwood and combining found objects with typography, graphics and painting.
A COLLECTION OF PRINTS FOR SALE
I have the advantage of exploring both the New Forest and the Jurassic Coast.
EXPERIMENTS WITH A MINIMAL PALETTE
Working quickly with a brush, pencils and ink. The butterfly inks are explorations in shape and form.
EXPLORING SHAPE, COLOUR & PATTERN
I will use a whole sketchbook to devolop or explore one idea. This one is on butterflies, for developing concepts for abstract painting and ink artwork.
COMMISSIONS, EXHIBITION & GALLERY WORK
Examples of commissioned paintings, artworks and illustrations, as well as work-in-progress and also examples of artwork that I have exhibited and sold through galleries..
Capturing the diversity of the coast, colours, textures, fish, shells etc. from different locations, then stylised using a variety of mixed media applications to create contemporary abstacts.