Thursday

Samples, samples...

Hiya

So excited about tomorrow, I'm off to spend the day at Setworks as they're fabricating the furniture I've designed for one of my public art projects. Keep on eye on my Instagram as I'm bound to share what I'm up to!

Last week 36 x 50cm high wooden cutouts arrived at the studio for me to check (they're for another element of the same project) they arrived on a HUGE articulated lorry - the driver of which was rather bemused to be backing into a little block of flats in my village! They're created from my hand drawings of plants and digitally cut by water jet by the superb team at Scribblestone.  They'll eventually be cut in brass, so I was just checking them in wood first!



I then got to visit AJ Wells on the Isle of Wight (for another element of the same project) they make architectural enamel and it was amazing to find out more about the process. It was so nice to visit the Isle of Wight again, it was a lovely sunny day and I had a GIANT ice cream!




I've also been working on projects for The Garden Museum and Eton Museum of Natural History so I'm hoping to take the weekend off to relax with friends and see some exhibitions. 

Have a great weekend whatever you're up to!

Sunday

Konnichiwa Japan!

I am SO EXCITED to share that I've been commissioned to hand paint a mural at a University in Tokyo. This means I'll be in Japan for 3 weeks in November/ December later this year, my flights are booked and I've got a really gorgeous apartment waiting for me. I CANNOT WAIT!

I've sent the rough draft of the design and I'm waiting for feedback eeeek, for now I just thought I'd share some photos taken from my last trip to Japan in 2013 (for a solo exhibition at the gorgeous Galerie Doux Dimanche).  Here's a photo of one of the three window murals I hand painted as part of the exhibition, and the private view card for the show...




Have a fantastic week and I'll be back soon... x

Thursday

Featured in new book

Hiya

Hope all's good with you, I'm working on my big public art projects at the moment (with lots of new REALLY fun - but currently secret projects coming soon.) I am itching to show and tell you all about them but can't just yet. For more regular updates, I share peeks of what I'm up to over on Instagram, so have a nosy here

For now I just wanted to share a quick film of my work featured in the new book "Graphics can be Managed" published in Oct 2016.



Here's my favourite spread from the book:
Yesterday I went to Brighton to see Eleanor at Dig For Victory to organise a new winter coat. Now I just need to work out the pattern design and get the fabric printed ready for her to make it! Whilst there I also made the short trip to Ditchling to visit the Museum of Art and Craft which was WONDERFUL - I highly recommend it!

Here in the UK it's a bank holiday weekend so I'm off to Eastbourne to explore, I hope that your weekend is full of friends, cake and drawing! x

Featured in new book

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Hiya

Hope all's good with you, I'm working on my big public art projects at the moment (with lots of new REALLY fun - but currently secret projects coming soon.) I am itching to show and tell you all about them but can't just yet.

For more regular updates, I share peeks of what I'm up to over on Instagram, so have a nosy here. For now I just wanted to share a quick film of my work featured in the new book "Graphics can be Managed" published in Oct 2016.

Yesterday I went to Brighton to see Eleanor at Dig For Victory to organise a new winter coat. Now I just need to work out the pattern design and get the fabric printed ready for her to make it! Whilst there I made the short trip to Ditchling to visit the Museum of Art and Craft which was WONDERFUL - I highly recommend it!

Here in the UK it's a bank holiday weekend so I'm off to Eastbourne to explore, I hope that your weekend is full of friends, cake and drawing! x

Sunday

Sneaky peek


Hello!

Just a quick post to show you a sneaky snap of some current work in progress - this is brass laid in granite. I'm currently creating work for HUGE projects in the public realm and architecture including 
1. designing a block of apartments and 
2. creating furniture, paving, underpasses, lighting, gates etc for a new development. I can't show you much yet BUT I'm really looking forward to the green light to show you lots more soon.

Have a super weekend, mine's been full of my sketchbook and our new waffle maker HURRAH! x

Thursday

Book Cover




Hello!

A M A Z I N G week... on Monday I had the (super scary) Pre-App meeting to test the planning waters for the apartments I've designed in Essex and it went REALLY WELL! Phew. I'd hand bound the presentation into big A3 books, and found both the planning and conservation officers really supportive and excited about the project. Long way to get yet, but I'm really starting to imagine it will look (and feel!) once they're built. 

Here's a new book cover for Hodder & Stoughton I worked on last year, I really loved this project - it's published on the 14th (next week) and I'm looking forward to seeing it in the shops.

OK, off to see more samples for another project today so I've got to run.

Have a lovely week and I'll be back soon! xxx





Hello!

Here's a new map for the beautiful Palace Hotel in Manchester, commissioned by the lovely folk at Colt. I'm having a lovely week, it's all getting very exciting as I'm starting to see the samples for some of the public realm work I'm creating and I'm really enjoying the opportunity to work in so many new materials. Next Monday will be the first planning meeting for the apartments I've designed in Essex, so I'm currently creating hand bound books ready to show the building concept and initial designs.

OK, sorry to be so brief but there's a stack of work to do before dance class tonight! 

Be back soon, follow me on Instagram here to see what I'm up to xx