Saturday, 31 December 2011

New FJH music vignettes

Just a few vignettes from the book I finished for FJH just before Christmas. Am working on the next one (the 7th) at the moment...

Monday, 26 December 2011

Christmas house paintings

Three 'house paintings' that will have been revealed on Christmas morning. The top one was commissioned by the daughter for her parents and brother, the middle one for the husband and the bottom one for the wife.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Highbury Christmas Cards

I designed these as fundraisers for my local church and primary school. The top two show Christ Church in Highbury and the bottom one St John's School, Highbury Vale. I printed 1,000 altogether and they all sold except for enough of the St John's for me to send to my own family and friends. 30p from each card is going to Christ Church who are raising funds at the moment for their homeless shelter which gives meals and beds for 12 guests every Friday night for January, February and March.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

China World Map

I didn't know that other countries had different world maps till I had to illustrate 'how do I view the world' for the British Council. This map is based on the world map used in China...

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

American house painting

I painted this picture of Carolyn's childhood home in South Carolina from a tiny photo. I prefer taking the reference myself but distance and 30 year time difference (the house is now surrounded by trees and fence) didn't allow for that...

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Top Drawer

Am just surfacing from 3 days at Olympia showing my new 'dance' range of cards. In between the busy periods, had a lovely time chatting to Rosie of Rosie Wonders, Vicky of Clear Creations and my 'stand-mate' Cressida of Cressida Bell.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Two birthday house commissions

The top picture was commissioned for a dad's birthday by his wife. The lower three pics were commissioned by a young woman for her boyfriend's birthday.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

So Tiny London shop publicity

Another commission from Emma at So Tiny London - this time a postcard showing some of their best sellers. My next job for them is to design a map showing their location...

Thursday, 14 July 2011

More Houses...

I've done these in the last couple of weeks. The top one is for a young couple returning to Brooklyn and wanting to remember their lovely little coach house in Highbury, the next one was for the husband's birthday and the last one is for a couple moving from a house they've been in for 30 years. The son commissioned it for them.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Highbury Houses

The top one here was won at a fundraising auction for the Red Cross and I offered to paint someone's house in an hour. This took more like two hours, but it was helpful to aim to work really quickly. I handed the next one over last week to a family who are moving out of London and handed the last one a couple of days ago to a family who live just round the corner. Have a chart on the wall now with list of house paintings to do and when they're due (must be the time of year).

Friday, 1 July 2011

5 house paintings in one go!

These houses and cars were commissioned by a lovely woman for her husband's birthday (they own the houses and cars). The commission came through before the pop-up shop that I'm part of this summer had opened. It opens on Saturday 2nd July (private view from 6.00 til 9.00) and runs till 9th July at Oak Studios, Perrins Court, Hampstead (very near the tube). Come along!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

New card designs

I've been working long hours but because my studio's at home, I don't mind. I can still chat to the family and they have to do the dinner. I showed my cards at PG Live two weeks ago, sharing with Gaya of Gaya cards, and we're doing Pulse this weekend. I'm working on screenprinted images for a tea towel and cake tins for Jamie Oliver's Jme range and just finished 14 vignettes for FJH music publisher's for their Christmas Carol's book. Here are some of my newest cards...