This time last year I had the privilege of working with The Bible Society on their new publication, 'Pass It On' which features 'Bible tales like you've never heard them before' - think comic strips, rhymes, raps and poetry. To my complete delight the first story I was asked to illustrate was a rewrite of the Tower of Babel by Anthony Horowitz, who was probably my favourite author as a young teenager! I enjoyed the challenge of drawing something with such a huge sense of scale, and stuck to a more definite colour palette than I would have normally used.
The other commission was done in quite a different style in response to three poems by Sir Andrew Motion (Poet Laureate 1999-2009), as I wanted to create a minimalist feel which complimented mysterious and intriguing nature of the poetry.
This year I'm taking part in the 20:20 print exchange set up by Hot Bed Press, a Printmakers' studio based in Salford. The idea is that different print workshops take part, and each entrant submits 25 prints, and in return receives 20 random prints from other printmakers across the country. Oh and each print has to measure 20x20 cm. I was casting around for inspiration and wanted to do something based on the recent seabird illustrations I've been doing, but it seemed like birds was a very popular theme last year, so I plumped for guillemot eggs, which are fascinating in their varying shapes, colours and patterns. Looking forward to seeing what prints I receive in return!
What to expect...
Herein you will find details (or perhaps only mentionings) of projects which are ongoing, completed, or still in the foetal stage.