Working up against the wall

This is me working on a mural for Oaklands school in Hertfordshire last week. The school’s philosophies are kindness, honesty and respect so I incorporated the oak tree symbol of the school with chidren showing these characteristics, and painted the whole lot on their hallway way. I need to go back to finish the text and their logo which will be a difficult day but I’m very pleased with it!

Me working on the mural for Oaklands school

I think there is a wedding coming up

I have two main styles that I use: a very finely executed graphite style and a looser, more fluid style in watercolour and indian ink. Most of my work is the former but commerically, the later is more in in demand. However it’s harder to do because I have to let go a bit more. You have to trust the ink and the brush and accept that a splat or quite flurry with a brush could muck the whole thing up. Even though I have Photoshop (Gawd bless that software), you still end up holding your breath at certain points.

Prince Harry in watercolour and indian ink

My portfolio

This website is effectively a blog but to make it easier for you to access all my images in one post, I have uploaded my favourites here for you to browse through, in no particular order.

Portrait of fairy queen holding lemons, mint with a bramble background
Graphite frame showing off the yummy way that the Victorians used to decorate.
Graphite illustration of Les Mills sportswear with gold background

A graphite and digital drawing of a mocktail containing tansy, rose, lemon and apple.
Hoorn – a city guide

Picnic in graphite and watercolour
Illustration for the Sunday Times on the cover of the Parent Power supplement

Graphite illustration of the amount of stuff consumers acrue
Graphite and digital illustration of pineapple
Editorial feature: “It’s all about shopping”

The year of the horse
2017 is the year of the rooster

Dogs in socks
A couple in love
Mixed media portrait of Debbie Harry, lead sinder of Blondie
Violet greenear hummingbird, watercolour. Sold
A private commission in progress. A pencil and acrylic painting. Spooooky!
British politician Boris Johnson in pencil and ink