Viva Lewes

April 26th, 2017

Really enjoyed illustrating and designing the new May edition of Viva Lewes. Always enjoy browsing through the magazine and it’s had many great covers over the years. I was asked to design a cover to coincide with the opening of the new Depot cinema in Lewes. I was slightly apprehensive as the cinema was a building site when I had last visited and I usually prefer drawing on location. However when Katie at Viva emailed me a few photos of the building site and a few architectural drawings¬† I felt more confident and responded immediately with a couple of roughs. I then worked up our favourite and created linocuts for the main image an colour. I worked bigger than the magazine format which made it slightly easier to cut the image. Then scanned the linocut and made a few tweaks in Photoshop and hey presto the new cover!

 

Farmyard animals

June 12th, 2015

I enjoy visiting Raystede animal sanctuary and Middle Farm near Lewes to draw the animals and sometimes the visitors. I must admit geese can be quite scary when they hiss but I do my best to be inconspicuous. They all seem to have their own personalities which I try to show in the drawings.

Little Wonder

December 4th, 2013

‘Little Wonder’ starts on Saturday. I will be showing prints alongside other local painters, ceramicists and sculptors at the St Annes Gallery, Lewes.

The exhibition runs for the next three weekends: December 7 & 8, 14 & 15 and 21 & 22. 10am until 5pm. (Or by appointment at other times)

http://stannesgalleries.com/index.html

Junk

November 6th, 2013

I really enjoy going to car boot sales and antiques shops. In the summer, there was an outdoor antiques fair in Firle near Lewes. It was a gloriously sunny day with lots of visitors. There was a great atmosphere with music, pizza, coffee and cake too. I enjoyed relaxing on the playing field and did a few v quick sketches. It was a really good view as I could sit behind the sellers. I worked one up into this linocut.

When I was last in Hastings, I did a few sketches of boats and fish. Then this crazy ‘magical’ still life caught my eye on the beach. I’m not sure who set it up, perhaps one of the fishermen? Anyway, I particularly liked the cows head that was made of paper mache. I made him a bit friendlier for my print as the original also included bulbous eyes and red paint for blood! I also changed a few other elements and added seagulls. One of whom is reflected in the mirror on the piano.¬† I also printed it on brown paper to give it a recycled feel.

Lewes Artwave

August 21st, 2013

You are warmly invited to visit the Pastorale Studios for my Lewes Artwave show.

I will be showing new limited edition prints and cards.
There will also be prints by Lucinka Soucek and across the courtyard at Keizer Frames gallery, work by Alvaro Petritoli.

The Pastorale studio will be open Fri 23rd, Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Mon 26th, Sat 31st August
and Sun1st, Fri 6th, Sat 7th and Sun 8th September 11am – 5pm (Bank Holiday 11am – 4pm).
Pastorale studio and Antiques features on p12 of The Artwave Brochure. If you have any queries, please get in touch

Please come along if you can!

www.artwavefestival.org/

St Annes Artwave

August 21st, 2013

A selection of my drawings and prints will be on show alongside other local artists including Jo Lamb, Julian Bell and Nick Bodimede at St Annes, Lewes. Opens Saturday.

Well worth a visit!

www.stannesgalleries.com/

Lewes drawings

August 20th, 2013

Here are a few more Lewes drawings. Some of which will be on show during the Lewes Artwave which starts on Friday.

Southover High Street

August 7th, 2013

Southover, Lewes

August 5th, 2013

Here are a couple of drawings of Southover including St John the Baptist church and the surrounding Downs. I did a number of drawings including the passing trains and the bowlers on the lawn in the foreground. This is another area where we run at circuit training. I think a theme is developing!

Lewes (cont…)

August 1st, 2013

I do circuit training every week. A group of us jog to different areas in Lewes and do circuits there. One favourite spot is the Paddock. Running up and down the hill I started to appreciate the wonderful view up to the castle. I returned when it happened to be a school lunch break so included the students hanging out and playing football.