Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Paper cuts, a group show

I'm so thrilled to be invited to exhibit my work along side some of my favourite artist in a group paper cut show at Spoke art in San Francisco.

Find out more about the show here

Thursday, 1 May 2014

One Thousand Crans Exhibition

This group exhibition features the work of a selection of leading British artists currently working in the medium of paper. 

Taking its title from the belief that the folding of 1,000 origami cranes bestows eternal good luck on the folder, the exhibition showcases examples of contemporary paper-cutting, origami and kirigami. 

The exhibition examines the traditional and modern methods and techniques behind the ancient paper art, as well as exploring the sculptural and graphic possibilities of the medium. 

Exhibiting artists include Andersen M Studio, Louisa Boyd, Anine Bosenberg, Kate Hipkiss, Anna Howarth, Astrid Jaekel, Davy and Kristin McGuire, Su Owen, Brigitte Parusel and Callum Russell. 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Menu covers artwork

These foodie paper-cut illustrations were commissioned for my family's newly opened restaurant The Rose and Crown. These design have been printed on the menu covers, hopefully you can guess which one is the main, dessert and drinks.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Beetroot Salad paper artwork

This piece of artwork was inspired by my brother Simon's delicious, artistic and gastronomic food. As I  mentioned in my previous post, Simon and my Dad have now fulfilled their life long dream of opening their own restaurant, The Rose and Crown in Cuckfield. This piece is hanging up in the restaurant, if your in the area it's definitely worth going in for some yummy grub.

Friday, 7 March 2014

The Rose and Crown Cuckfield

It has been a dream of my Dads to open his own restaurant for a long time, luckily for him his son Simon is a very talented chef and also shares the same dream. After all these years of dreaming it has finally happened, the Rose and Crown restaurant and bar is now open for business. I've played a small part in this creation and have designed artwork for the walls, logo and menu covers.

Not only has my Brother and Dad joined forces but also Simons fiancee Nina is managing the bar, Close friend of Simon's Alan is sharing the position of head chef. Alan is also a master in the kitchen and has been trained by the best, he has previously worked for Gordon Ramsey and jamie Oliver. My Aunty Sue and Mum are also on board helping out on front of house and the rest of the family are supporting them in any way possible. 

This piece is of the building all made from paper. You see it as soon as you walk into the bar area, I hope it captures the creative, homemade, family ethos of the place. My family were very happy with it,  it was a joy to be able to give them some thing that represents so much to us all. 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

'Wizard of OZ'

It was nothing but fun to create this piece of artwork for  a 'Papercuts' exhibition hosted at the Central Resource Library in Kansas, partnering up with P&M Artworks gallery who invited 11 international artist to create bespoke artwork for a benefit reception. The artwork will be part of an auction were the proceeds will support the library. 

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Activity Books


Earlier last year I enjoyed illustrating two children's activity books: 'Bugs and Butterfly' and 'Woodland Creatures’. These books are published with Bsmall publishing and  will hit the shops in February, here is an exclusive sneak preview of the cover and inside pages. 

Thursday, 2 January 2014

"Cut Out the Darkness"

 I was thrilled to be invited to Panasonic's project "Cut Out the Darkness".

Panasonic has invited 11 paper artists to make paper cut designs for what will become 100,000 lasercut solar lanterns. The lanterns will be donated around the world, to people living without electricity.

Artists include:  Jonathan Chapman, Elaine Penwell, Xin SongHina Aoyama, AnnaHowarth, Bovey Lee, Elaine Penwell, Elod Beregszaszi, Julene Harrison, Kako Ueda, Mayuko Fujino.

If you want to take part they are taking submission, just visit: cotd.panasonic.net

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Bespoke 1st paper Anniversary artwork

The sketch:

Making the art out of paper:

Last year Gary and his lovely wife Lian got married after 8 years of being together. On their honeymoon they went to Bath, it was there where they stumbled upon my artwork in Rostra gallery. They were taken back by the piece called 'Knitted fox'. 

For their first anniversary you traditionally give a paper gift which made Gary think of my artwork. I love creating bespoke artwork so when I heard they came across my work on their honeymoon I was thrilled to be able to create a personalised piece of artwork just for them. 

I asked Gary to send me a list of their favourite things: 

Cornwall - rugged coast line - she loves watergate bay
Cornwall - my wife - always says she knows when she is in cornwall as the green is different.
Our Little Family 
Lady Birds
Our ginger cat Doodle
Red squirrels
Foxes- Think she likes ginger things- seeing as I am ginger myself and one of the pieces we have of yours in the fox.

Recently Gary gave the artwork to his wife on their Anniversary as a surprise gift. 

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