Easter

April 16th, 2014  |  Published in Work

Poster design

April 8th, 2014  |  Published in Work

Mother’s Day

March 30th, 2014  |  Published in Work

Listening to . . . . .

March 4th, 2014  |  Published in Inspiration

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14th, 2014  |  Published in Work

Year of the Horse

January 31st, 2014  |  Published in Work

Happy New Year!

January 2nd, 2014  |  Published in Uncategorized

Merry Christmas!

December 23rd, 2013  |  Published in Uncategorized

Listening to . . . . . .

September 5th, 2013  |  Published in Inspiration

Summer holiday in the south of France

August 16th, 2013  |  Published in Uncategorized

Listening to . . . . . .

January 22nd, 2013  |  Published in Inspiration

Lego characters

January 16th, 2013  |  Published in Inspiration

These great Lego characters are taken from a visit to Legoland towards the end of last year.

Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2012  |  Published in Uncategorized

Merry Christmas!

December 21st, 2012  |  Published in Work

Here are this year’s Christmas Card designs along with a couple of characters residing in our house this year.

Listening to . . . . .

October 12th, 2012  |  Published in Inspiration

Marrakech

October 2nd, 2012  |  Published in Inspiration

Some photos from a recent trip to Morocco.

Housing association visual

September 17th, 2012  |  Published in Work

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

May 30th, 2012  |  Published in Work

A poster I designed for for my son’s school fayre.

Pattern

March 20th, 2012  |  Published in Work

Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2012  |  Published in Work

Listening to…..

February 10th, 2012  |  Published in Inspiration

Chinese New Year

January 23rd, 2012  |  Published in Work

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2011  |  Published in Uncategorized

Listening to……..

December 29th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Singer songwriter Emeli Sande comes from just outside my home city of Aberdeen in Scotland. Going to see her in April when she is on tour.

Merry Christmas!

December 23rd, 2011  |  Published in News

Hope you all have a great Christmas!

25Hours Hotel Vienna

December 14th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Been meaning to post this for a while. On a recent visit to the beautiful city of Vienna we stayed at a great quirky hotel with a circus theme – 25Hours Hotel. If you are ever in the city check it out even if it is just for a drink on the rooftop terrace with views overlooking the city.

Listening to……..

October 31st, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Happy Halloween!

Joseph Joseph

October 19th, 2011  |  Published in News, Work

My worktop saver design is now available on the Joseph Joseph website.

British Airways – Business Life

September 22nd, 2011  |  Published in Work

Some of my work can be seen in this month’s British Airways Business Life inflight magazine. For more images see the ‘business’ section of my website.

Images 35

September 20th, 2011  |  Published in News

Before going on holiday I attended the private view of the AOI Images 35 exhibition at Bankside Gallery in London. The exhibition included some of my work which was selected for the annual competition dedicated to showcase the best in British contemporary illustration. I also collected the jury-selected annual which also includes some of my work.

Listening to……

August 16th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Bella

July 26th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Loving this new typeface by Rick Banks at Face37. It is available from hypefortype.com

Listening to……..

June 20th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Holiday

June 8th, 2011  |  Published in News, Work

Tomorrow I am off on holiday. I’ve played around with some textures on this sun which hopefully represents the sunny warm weather we will be having!

London

June 6th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration, Work

A little something inspired by a recent trip to London.

Retro Carlton Ware figure, Miroslav Sasek illustration

Food

May 16th, 2011  |  Published in Work

JosephJoseph is a company specialising in contemporary kitchenware. I have an image being used on a worktop saver which is being launched in the Autumn. I cannot show you that image until then. This was one of the other ideas I submitted.

Listening to…….

May 9th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Sanctuary Housing

May 3rd, 2011  |  Published in Work

This is a quick cover illustration and icons I did for a pitch recently.

Happy Couples

April 29th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

On the day of the Royal Wedding here are a few more happy couples!

Happy Easter!

April 21st, 2011  |  Published in Work

Listening to……

April 21st, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Blackie and the Wool

April 5th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Love the simplicity of this vintage book published in 1966 by Kathleen Brooks and illustrated by Fredun Shapur.

Listening to…..

March 15th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Social Responsibility

March 7th, 2011  |  Published in Work

Something Fishy!

March 7th, 2011  |  Published in Work

Listening to…..

February 28th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Thanks for the recommendation Larry!

Follow your heart……

February 14th, 2011  |  Published in Work

The Parsley Annual 1970

February 8th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Love the illustrations in The Parsley Annual I picked up recently.

Valentine’s Day is coming……….

February 3rd, 2011  |  Published in Work

Print and Pattern

January 16th, 2011  |  Published in News

My work was featured in Print and Pattern blog this week.

Elizabeth Fraser

January 5th, 2011  |  Published in Inspiration

Another Scottish favorite of mine is the haunting voice of Elizabeth Fraser. This track is a version of Roy Harper’s ‘Another Day’ from ‘It’ll end in Tears’ album by This Mortal Coil. She was the vocalist in the Cocteau Twins. I started listening to their work when I was a student in the 80′s and they are still a favorite of mine today. I also loved the artwork of Vaughan Oliver who did a lot of the covers for their label 4AD Records. I had a huge poster of ‘Pearly Dew Drop Drops’ cover on my wall. Wish I kept it now!!

Happy Hogmanay!

December 31st, 2010  |  Published in Inspiration, Work

As New Year celebrations are traditionally a big thing in Scotland thought I’d post some Scottish related items I have at home along with two of my illustrations. Pages from a very old copy of ‘This Is Edinburgh’ by the wonderful M.Sasek, 1960s Carlton Ware money box and vintage rosewood McIntosh sideboard made in Scotland.

Wishing you a sparkly white Christmas!

December 24th, 2010  |  Published in Inspiration, Work

Last year’s card along with this year’s.

At home this Christmas

December 21st, 2010  |  Published in Inspiration

Christmas Card

December 21st, 2010  |  Published in Work

This is the Christmas card I produced this year to send out to clients and friends. It is printed using vegetable inks on 100% recycled card and comes in a recycled brown/grey kraft envelope.

The Whistling Cowgirl

December 8th, 2010  |  Published in Inspiration

I bought these lovely Christmas presents recently from The Moseley Arts Market here in Birmingham. They are made from vintage fabric by The Whistling Cowgirl. I am very tempted to keep them myself and not give them away!

Paperchase Christmas

December 7th, 2010  |  Published in Work

Here are some cards I did for Paperchase a few years ago. For more Christmas images look at the work section of my site.

Christmas Party Poster

December 2nd, 2010  |  Published in Work

As well as doing my paid commercial work I like to do some work for the local community as well when I can. This is a poster I did recently for a local play group.

AOI: Images

November 15th, 2010  |  Published in News, Work

Great news! – I have three pieces of work selected for the Association of Illustrators ‘Images’ again. As well as a competition, there is a jury-selected annual, awards show in London and a touring exhibition dedicated to showcasing the best in British contemporary illustration. I have not entered the competition for many years so it is great to have my work recognized again.

Some previous annual covers.


Winter Sun

November 9th, 2010  |  Published in News

We have just got back from a relaxing week at the Gran Melia resort in Tenerife. The hotel is very stylish and chic with lots of limestone, glass and water features.

Happy Birthday!

October 26th, 2010  |  Published in News

Today is the 4th birthday of my little boy Orson. How time flies! I used one of my animal images for party invitations and Orson’s clever Aunt made a lovely cake based on the lion character.

Welcome!

October 22nd, 2010  |  Published in News

To coincide with the launch of my new website, welcome to my first ever blog! As well as viewing work, you can see things that I like and inspire me. Illustration has taken a back seat over the last few years as I’ve spent time with my little boy. I am now back with some new work and a new found enthusiasm.