Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bauble illustration

New Christmas bauble illustration for my agent's festive promotions...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Star Wars Print now for sale

Roll-Up...Roll-Up...Roll-Up!.. my new Star Wars print is now available to buy online!.. Available from Brighton POD, the on-line store of lovely designer-maker loveliness!.. Digitally printed, A3 in size & each one signed by me, these will make an extra special gift for your lovers of the cult film series.. and at a bargain price of only £10 + postage.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pinterest Interest...

If anyone is interested in where my influences come from, then feel free to sit down with a nice cuppa & a custard cream, and have a browse through my Pinterest boards of delicious visual tit-bits, graphics, illustration, posters, interiors, decorative art, film, and other beautiful things. You can also find a board full of my work on there too... happy viewing!

Moving House illustration

A new illustration I've just finished of a jolly family moving house :-)

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Facebook Page

Launched today is my new dedicated Facebook page, keeping you all informed with my latest news & links to people selling my illustration wares, along with other posts of an illustrative nature!

Monday, November 12, 2012

May the Force be with you!

Here is my brand new children's print - to be released later this week.. details to follow soon!...

Monday, May 28, 2012

a cup of Rosie Lee for the Jubilee

Here's a new illustration I've conjured up for my agent's publicity newsletter. All of the illustrators represented by New Division (my agent) were asked to come up with a Jubilee cup & saucer design...& this is my response!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Here's Claude the Lion from my Marsh Mellow characters, celebrating the Queen's Jubilee in style with a dapper crown & flag. This was designed for the Queens Jubilee celebrations through the Greeting Cards Industry Show PG Live.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Open House 2012

Roll Up, Roll's OPEN HOUSE time!...for 4 weekends in May from 12pm - 6pm for what promises to be a great show!...I will be selling some brand new prints, along with the Brighton Line series, as well as some lovely cars & postcards. 

Located in the 'Beyond the Level' trail area of Brighton's Open House month, hosts Mel & Jonathan Williams will be opening the doors of their wonderful home for what promises to be one of the highlights of this years Open Houses. 
Along with my prints & cards there will also be some other brilliant design & craft from Ken Eardley ceramics, Vanessa Mooncie knitted & crochet jewellery, Helen Musselwhite paper artist, Sam Stas whimsical boxed folk, Jonathan Williams prints & Mel Williams cushions & lavender bags.... Pop along & have a browse & a chat...and maybe take home a few lovely things!...see you there!

Artists' Open House
14 Southdown Avenue
Every Saturday & Sunday in May 12noon - 6pm (B17)

See you there!

Monday, April 30, 2012

New LOMO print

Did I mention to you about brand new prints?... here is one of homage to those funny little low-tech plastic cameras from the Eastern Bloc... limited to only 10 A2 prints in super-dooper high res giclee -will be on sale exclusively at the Artists Open House 14 Southdown Avenue in Brighton from this coming Saturday for 4 weekends in May as part of the Brighton Festival... (I may even throw in a coffee & a cookie)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

London Lion

Here's a new illustration I've just finished...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Loving GALT toys from the 1970s at the moment,,,I might have to create a new Pinterest board!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Last 3 days of voting!

All you lovely people out there...please vote for my illustration in the 'Create in Brighton' competition, and you could win a prize too...including 100 English Pounds to spend on nice clothes & shoes!
Thank You x

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

VOTE FOR ME! : last few days!

Please vote for me in the 'Create in Brighton' competition & see me progress to the final round!!....& I will be your friend forever!! there's a chance you can win prizes too...including a year's free coffee & £100 clothes voucher to look & feel like a real Bobby Dazzler!!!...just click on the link & hunt for my illustration & press the 'like' button.....Cheers :-D

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Watch with Mother : Pogles Wood

...First up on my celebration of 'Watch with Mother' is the magical Pogles Wood. Made by the fantastic Smallfilms team of Peter Firmin & Oliver Postgate, Pogles Wood ran from 1966-1967 on the BBC. I only have very distant memories of the Pogles, but when I see & hear it, I am immediately taken back to my early childhood. The narration and richness of the vocals adds to its captive charm

Watch with Mother

I may be giving my age away somewhat...but I just wanted to have a little delve into my formative years as a budding artist! My biggest influence on my illustrations has to be TV animation from my childhood, in particular from the 'Watch with Mother' lunchtime slot on BBC1 and later with the children's programmes on at teatime. ..running roughly from 1966-1975.

It's fascinating to look back at these wonderful little programmes made for pre-schoolers & infants, they are so rich in every way possible. From the great narratives and story telling to the brilliant characterisation & imaginative illustration & model making. Over the next few weeks I'm going to pick out some of my personal favourites, which I still enjoy watching on Youtube to this day. They say TV is no good for children, & indeed it can be in  these days of rolling 12 hours of Cbeebies & CBBC etc, but when it gets it right, children's tv storytelling through thoughtful care & craft, can be inspiring & magical stuff...take it from me!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

National Book Week

As it's National Book Week, here is a great poster by Paul Rand from 1958... if only we could think about the way posters can be works of art in their own right and produce posters today with the same sense of playfulness & thought...I can only dream!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Framed & Hung!

here is my entry in the 'Create in Brighton' competition. It's hung in 'XUMA', which is a bar on the Seven Dials in Brighton... there's a wee QR bar-code next to it so peeps can voter for it...or, you can still vote via this Facebook link....I may be selling the print after the competition as a v. limited edition of watch this space!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vote for me...& win prizes too!!

Please vote for me in the 'Create in Brighton' design competition, running throughout February...& you too could win a great prize!!... simply click on the link below, & find my illustration ...then click the 'like' button...& hey've made me a happy chappy!... Thank You (just click on the link below........)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Voting....campaign begins...

..I thought it would be fun to produce some campaign illustrations for my entry into the 'Create in Brighton' competition...seeing as it's going to be running for most of February!... vote here...

Sunday, January 29, 2012


...currently running in the top ten!.. please vote here Cheers!


Voting has begun on the Create in Brighton competition!!...I'm down to the last 30 finalists, & looking for your lovely votes to go through to the final 10...all you have to do is go to the Create in Brighton Facebook page & 'Like' my illustration entry....Cheers Folks x

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Competition Finalist!

HEEEEY!....just found out my illustration (posted recently)has been chosen as a finalist in the 'Create in Brighton' competition!...might have a small sweet sherry at the weekend to celebrate! round is a Facebook public vote, so need all your lovely votes folks! (that is if you like it of course!) :-D....will post details soon!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Paw Traits No. 1 - Mr Tibbs

Just like to introduce you to the first of my new series of Paw Traits... Meet Mr Tibbs...

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Here's a 'quickie' illustration I did late last night for a little competition...the theme was 'discover' I thought of an inventor type with his whizz-bang computer type machine, discovering all sorts of clever stuff! (it even doubles up as a coffee maker!)...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ronald Searle R.I.P.

saddened to hear the loss of the great Ronald of THE great masters of illustration of the twentieth century, and an early influence on my work.. R.I.P. Ronald, a true genius