Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Scoffing!



I'm not really sure where these came from... I have always been fascinated by capturing facial expression, and the faces people pull whilst enjoying their meals are very interesting and not all together flattering. So I decided to single out just the face and the hands that are feeding the face, to focus purely on the act of eating. I don't know... a little exploration to keep my hands in practice. Do they make you hungry?!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Ballad Of Issue 4







E
xciting news. The lovely people of Ballad Of magazine chose my work to be included in their magazine- and its out now! I first came across the mag in the Tate book-shop and absolutely loved it. It was so beautifully printed and featured a huge selection of great illustrators, artists and photographers, that I thought to myself 'I want my work in here' And now it is! I am actually pretty proud of myself for the work I produced and for achieving a goal I set myself. It might be a small, non-profit goal, but if I'm being honest I've really struggled since becoming a graduate, with working a full time job and desperately scrabbling out of my over-draft, I've felt I have little time, energy or motivation to produce work. So to see my work in print will definitely put a smile on my face. :)

Christmasy Feelings





I haven't blogged in a while, but heres my most recent creative exploits(?!). These paintings were a failed attempt to secure a commission. Apparently the clients were delighted with them..but found them to be too 'directional and arty' for the brand. However, I quite like them, so here they are for everyone to see.
I'm thinking about printing them on a few sets of christmas cards. Any takers?