Monday, 19 December 2011

Labels of Love

Sketchbook experiments. Photos. Collage. Lots of my scribbles are about love recently. Maybe its the weather....

Time Is Golden

So i got commissioned to create a work as a surprise present to celebrate some oldskool family friends Sylv and Johnny's 50th wedding Anniversary. Hope they like when it arrives in Malta and enjoy many more years together! They have a strong history associated with both Malta and Pompey. I was originally thinking about referencing both places with images/items representing both places within the image. However I decided that focusing around the time, love and colour pallette of gold gave a far more meaningful image. It is after all about celebrating their time together. Absolute legends x

Monday, 12 December 2011

I appear

Stuck for ideas?

I was a bit stuck for gift ideas this year, until I found these discarded shopping list from some unwitting pompey residents at ASDA. Hopefully I will find some more over the festive season. Happy Holidays
"How to treat a Lady" For the female in your life. Who wouldnt be happy with some PJs, an Itunes voucher, perfume and a set from boots, all topped off with an evening in your new sexy underwear and button mushrooms......
"How to treat a Lad" For the man in your life. For more fun than you can shake a festive stick at this year, get your man four types of publication including "take a breack", the stimulant drink known as "coffeee" finished off with a smoke of tocco and a chicken and bacon salad.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Lets take a walk...

Lets take a walk, Hold hands, Swing from crooked branches. Shake crumbs, From a blanket made for Picnics. Fall asleep long before the embers, As the day lingers, With the ash upon my cigarette.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

For A Moment

Just some experiments again, transferring some rough sketchbook scribbles into something a little more...

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Poetry, Collage and a Heart Shaped leaf

Just a couple of pieces I made today whilst I have been signed off work. Made from some scribbles in my sketchbooks and leftovers upon my desk. Oh and the cool leaf I found by my shoe....

Stalking Elk October 2011

The guys at Stalking Elk kindly asked for my illustrations to accompany an article in October's issue. "yesterdays man" was an article based upon a short story. Grab a copy if you out and about in the big smoke soon. Keep your eyes peeled for the next issue too.....

Thursday, 10 November 2011

FOR SALE: Alumni Show 2011

I am also lucky enough to be exhibiting some prints in the University of Portsmouth "For Sale" exhibition. It consists of graduates that are still local to the are of Portsmouth and is the perfect place to bag a unique xmas present! Opening night 17th November 2011 from 5pm Then open 18th November- 16th December 2011. Mon- Thurs 12-6 pm, Fri 12-4 Venue; The Hub,Denis Sciama Building, University of Portsmouth, Burnaby Road, PO1 3FX All prints are available as a limited print run and can be ordered direct from me or a the exhibitions. Preview night pictures to follow!

Must Have.....Been Something You Said

I am fortunate enough to have some of my work exhibited within this show at the Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth. Come take a peek soon you won't be disappointed. Pictures of the show to follow. "If you are struggling to find the right words and the right gifts for friends and loved ones then you can kill two birds with one stone at exhibition of ’Must Have’ text-inpired artworks and objects. The show brings together a wonderful selection of unusual, beautiful, unique and inspiring pieces by artist at various stages of their careers, employing a great range of techniques. All works are for sale with prices ranging from £25 - £300. Arts Council England offers interest-free loans for purchases of artworks costing between £100 and £2000 via its Own Art scheme, which is available through Artists featured in the show include Adam Hayes, Ashley John, Bethany Milam, Rebecca Watson, David Austen, Jodie Silsby, Louise Bush, Karin Akesson "

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

He Flinches Ash

"Brothers" Is a poem created over many years by my friend (and poet) Markus Lloyd. As a little collaboration I have begun to illustrate said poem. They are all available to buy as a limited print run. Currently being exhibited at aspex art gallery christmas show in gallery two "Must Have Been Something You Said" and University of Portsmouths 'For Sale 2011' exhibition.

The show officially opens this Thursday which coincides with aspex after hours event, a spoken word/open mic night which is usually pretty good fun.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Brothers 2

‎"Brothers" Is a poem created over many years by my friend (and poet) Markus Lloyd. As a little collaboration I have begun to illustrate said poem.They are available to buy as a limited print run. They are also featured in the upcoming exhibition at aspex art gallery and University of Portsmouths 'For Sale 2011' exhibition in November. There are more images to be added soon as the collaboration continues.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Final Flyer Design For New Walls

Here is the final edit I have created for the New Walls flyer design. Thursday 15th September, from 6pm. Get Involved. Good Times and Good Art.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

"Brothers" illustrated poetry

"Brothers" Is a poem created over many years by my friend (and poet) Markus Lloyd. As a little collaboration I have begun to illustrate said poem.
They will both be available as a signed limited run print at the Aspex gallery affordable art fair in september.
These prints and initial creations are just the beginnings of a larger project and collaboration to illustrate the entire poem.

I have used various found textures and ephemera, alongside my own hand drawn images. i have also included the original section of poetry relative to each image.

I hope you enjoy x

Monday, 15 August 2011

NEW WALLS at the one eyed dog design

So this is the new poster design I have created for the next "NEW WALLS" event at the one eyed dog.

The original is completely hand drawn, A3 size and took about ten hours and a whole biro to complete. It will be AVAILABLE as a LIMITED RUN PRINT early september.

it will either be called "Biro's are shit hot, but Southsea's better" or "Southsea still rocks and not a fixie in sight". Haven't decided yet.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Officially in Print for Stalking Elk magazine

So awhile back I posted two images I did for the guys at Stalking Elk magazine, Lockerbie bomber article. Well they have just sent me a copy hot off the press. So grab yourself a copy if your in London town anytime soon and see it lurking about! Proper x

Monday, 18 July 2011

When Work Is Empty My Sketchbook Isn't

New Sketchbook pages from when I have a chance to draw at work.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Islington Arts Factory Summer Salon Preview Night

Well I had an enjoyable night with seeing some awesome artwork and some very old friends. The preview night had a nice hustle and bustle around the arts factory. Big thanks to the guys for having my work in the show. its up for another two weeks so if you have a chance pop in and see it. Here's a few cheeky snaps x

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Islington Arts Factory- Summer Salon 2011

Well I'm pleased to say that my Strong Island Work will be on display at the Islington Arts factory Summer Salon. It is this Friday, from half 6 and will be on display for three weeks. Swing by the private view and grab a beer with me or check it out if your up in the big smoke at any point.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Freelance Work for Stalking Elk Magazine

Below are two illustrations I was asked to create to accompany an article about the Lockerbie Bomber. It was a satirical and humorous take on his landmark 600 days survival after being released due to ill health grounds: stating he wouldn't survive three months.
They will be featured in next months StalkingElk magazine.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


I was born in Portsmouth, England and have lived here all my life. Portsmouh is an Island upon the South coast and renowned for having a strong naval heritage yet often notorious for our island mentality. Over the past few years Portsmouth an Southsea has been building upon its wealth of creative talent within the city. Part of the goings on and activities across the city are blogged about regularly by an unfunded and independent website.

The website has a large following within the city and recently was able to hold it's first ever exhibition at the re-opening of the historical Round Tower in Old Portsmouth. It hadn't been open to the public in a few hundred years. The exhibition featured over 30 local and homegrown creatives work. I was lucky enough to be asked to create some pieces for the show, in response to the brief "Strong Island and what it means to you"

I used a local skateshops famous "Southsea Bronx Strong Island" logo as an outline for my work, then forged three images relating to things I love about the city, Hate about it, and the Historical elements. Hence the title. The images are mixed media alongside collaged ephemera and found objects. Each piece has a very specific colour pallette and are approx 60cm square.

The exhibition had over 4000 visitors in space of two weeks. I was extremely proud to be a part of it. Here's to the next one and the continuation of the love and pride we have in our strong island.

I hope you enjoy x

1. Love it 2. Or hate it 3. Admit it we've got history

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Work from The Futurators

These are two pieces of work I created for the Futurators open source show, held at the Third Floor Arts centre in the Library down town and at Aspex in Gunwharf. Tried to incorporate a theme of looking forward/ to the future. The show was curated and put together by a group of teenagers and the education team at Aspex. It was pretty rad to say the least.

Anyways enjoy

Monday, 9 May 2011

Cut Out Experiments

Few images I have started, not sure if they're finished. May work on them when I can concentrate properly. More coming x

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Chose En Quoi Croire

Am off to Paris this weekend and in the vein of my Canadian packs I will be leaving 25 little presents upon the streets. Maybe I will get a few responses, who knows. Anyway more posts to come when I return. Au revoir x

Think Local Magazine

Have been lucky enough to be featured in Think Local Magazine's article upon Art on the South Coast alongside ILoveDust. Pretty chuffed about this and would like to thank all the guys at the magazine for wanting to feature my artwork! Check it out x

Monday, 14 March 2011

Southsea Skatepark Poster Designs

Here are two variations for the Skatepark Poster design. There was an open call for entries amongst local creatives and designers, I chose the orange hued one as my final entry though. The Skatepark is holding an open weekend to kick off the summer season! Get on your boards and bike and get your boots on and celebrate the start of summer!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Round Tower Blog

In the run up to the exhibition there will be behind the scenes and sneak peek images from the build up. Keep checking the round tower blog for regular updates of everyones work. Below are a few images of my work so far. Click the title for a link to the official blog!


I am pleased to announce that the lovely people at Strong Island have asked me to submit work to be included in the upcoming exhibition at the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth. The Tower is being turned into a gallery space, and the opening exhibition will include work of over thirty creatives within Portsmouth! Exciting times