Monday, 18 August 2014
It was so much fun making this piece of artwork for two love birds who enjoy exploring the ocean. This thoughtful gift was commissioned by a loving friend. I was so touched to hear she adores my artwork and wanted to create a bespoke piece of art to say a special thank you to two close friends.
Monday, 11 August 2014
I had such a great time teaching my paper cutting workshop as part of a summer school event at the Folk house. This was the first time teaching at the folk house and I have to say I loved it, the whole place has a retro art school vibe and the cafe does a great coffee.
All the students really loved the craft, its just so great seeing people getting as excited about paper as I do.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Thursday, 1 May 2014
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
Friday, 14 March 2014
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
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
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.