Hello all and I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to the New Year! Sorry for the lack of updates, but I’ve recently started a new job at an autism school as a learning support assistant. I’m still trying to find my feet in terms of working one to one with some of the children and knowing the daily routine. But I’m enjoying it so far so let’s see how everything goes in the next few months.

I’d like to share with you all some latest work for Advocate Art. I was asked to create a series of images: one for a special occasion, which I chose to do ‘thank you’ cards and the other one was to develop a lion character for a few occasions. It really pushed me to think more creatively and to produce work for a commercial market. So the work is sort of different to my personal work, however, it’s been a good experience to be able to make work for a larger audience.

Lion and Balloons


Happy Birthday

Merry Christmas Lion

With these ones, I initially had a character already in place and Advocate Art wanted me to take the lion character on further and to develop new images for Christmas and birthdays. This was aimed at adults with a humorous side to it. Hence the funny poses and facial expressions, which was all slightly new to me! I drew up mock up thumbnails and sent them over to Advocate Art for them to be approved before colouring them in digitally using Photoshop. It took several sketches to work out the poses so I spent a lot of time figuring that out.

Lion and presentslionsFlowerhello

As for the ‘thank you cards’, the process was pretty much the same. I always start drawing out my ideas in my sketchbook and once I’m happy with the initial drawing I’ll then colour it in either in Photoshop or Illustrator.

Thank You



After feedback from Advocate Art I’ll make a few changes and then off it goes again!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post! I normally don’t write how I work (mainly because I’m lazy…!), or I don’t have the time to take photos of the process.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and I’ll keep you all posted on more new work coming up in the next few weeks!

Hello all! I hope you’re enjoying the autumnal weather (as in the cold, rain, wind…) wherever you are in the world.

I have some rather exciting news that I’ve been keeping quiet for a while; I’m super happy to say that I’m now represented by Advocate Art! I’m looking forward to the next couple of months as to what will happen!

Here’s my profile on Advocate Art’s website:



What a hectic/manic week! On Monday night I dropped off my work at A-side B-side GalleryHackney Downs Studios– for the House of Tigers exhibition; leaving Adam, who curated the show, and a few of this other friends to paint the walls (sorry folks!).

Anyway, Thursday’s Private View was amazing! The turn out was incredible and the whole place was buzzing with people admiring the artworks and getting to talk to the other 30 plus artists.


My work for the show: Tiger in the Night


House of Tigers

Tiger In The Night

Adam and his friends did a fantastic job of curating the show; everyone’s work really complimented one another as the artworks were all spread out across the space rather than your typical linear layout (see below).




June and I posing next to her artwork!

My friend June Sees was also part of the show and here we both are standing next to her beautiful artwork of a sleeping tiger and rabbit with a lovely bamboo frame.

I had a wonderful evening talking to friends, getting to know the other artists and then we headed off to the pub for a burger. And more beer.

Pretty good night indeed!

House of Tigers will be running until Tuesday 27th October. 

Evening all! Hope your week has been filled with lovely things to see and do. I was meant to blog about ‘Covet’ as it was going, however, running a shop takes so much time and preparation that I never managed to do it! Side note about The Hackney Shop: it’s a pop-up retail space available for Hackney residents (or if you work there) and the whole concept behind it is giving creatives the opportunity to showcase their work for free. Yes, for free. As getting any kind of space is so cut-throat and expensive to the eye balls, The Hackney Shop is a not for profit enterprise that allows constant creativity to evolve every week. Also, bringing in local benefits to the community too.

Myself, The Illusive Eye (Chrissy Wallace) and Bilton Conceptual Design (Cris Cold) had the space for a week and whilst we were there, we were opening and closing the shop from 10 until 5pm every day. As the week went on we had a mix of people visiting the shop and, although it was generally quiet in the mornings, there was a fair stream of people coming in during the weekend.

I had a great week chatting to Chrissy about art, dogs, drinking beer and drinking even more beer as the week went on…!

Covet Pop-Up Exhibition