It's been quite a big undertaking working alongside everyone at FA Wales Magazine with some 8 full page reportage style illustrations taking a little over two months from start to finish. In a season that saw Cardiff host the finals of the UEFA Champions League, it was a real treat to be asked to contribute to the 2016/17 end of season review.
Delighted to be asked back to illustrate a piece for the Daily Telegraph. This time for the weekend food & drink section, in which the Blur bassist Alex James discusses his fantasy festive feast with guests ranging from Sir Isaac Newton, his wife Clare & the actor Chris Pratt
Another book cover illustration pops through the letterbox. This time a design for the novel by Antal Szerb from the small publishing house Pushkin Press. A major classic of 1930's literature, Journey By Moonlight tells the darkly funny story of a bourgeois businessman torn between duty & desire
Its always nice when a publishing company spots the potential for a cover from one of my non-commissioned paintings. This time it was the fantastic group Ufficio Iconografico based in Torino Italy. The painting entitled 'Man' that sold a couple of years ago to Connie Mitchell, lead singer of the pop group Sneaky Sound System, was picked to grace the cover of famous novelist & one time anti-mafia judge Gianrico Carofiglio's new book L'estate Fredda.
It was an honour to be asked by Variety Magazine in the U.S. to take on a story that makes it to the cover. Commissions like these don't come around that often & i'm really pleased with the end result. Summer Redstone's daughter Shari is looking to seize control of her fathers immense media empire, will she succeed?
Delighted to be part of this project in collaboration with Linton, an investment group dedicated to creating luxury real estate in the Kentish Town area of north London. My illustrations appear on their website & display many of the diverse elements that attract so many potential property owners to this part of the capital
So it's finally here. It's taken a year to put together but i'm excited to announce an exhibition of new work consisting of eight paintings on canvas (the first time for twenty years at least) comes to the Jack House Gallery situated in the beautiful seaside town of Old Portsmouth. Private view on September 10th then runs until 17th October, drop by if you're in the area.
Thrilled to be asked to contribute an illustration for Variety Magazine over in the U.S. on the topic of how actors keep their roles fresh in a long running series. I absolutely loved Mad Men so it was an extra pleasure to get a chance to illustrate Elisabeth Moss's character Peggy Olson as the 1970 version walks casually past her 1960 self.
Sometimes projects just don't work out for whatever reason. Nonetheless it was great to be involved in this promotional illustration that unfortunately didn't get used for the new Alan Yau Duck & Rice restaurant on Berrick Street Soho, possibly a little bit too comical!