During the month of January I took part in Fun A Day, where you do something fun every day. I wanted to explore and play with an idea with no defined outcome to see where it takes me. Adapting the ‘Five Currant Buns’ nursery rhyme as a starting point. I went on a journey and did some sketches of bakers shops, ink drawings, illustrations, patterns and then focused on creating a range of paper cuts of local shop fronts and all cool things they sell. I love local independent shops on the high street.
The exhibition opens on Friday 13th April at 7pm, and is on over the Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 7pm at Gallery space, 4th floor, WASPS Studios, Meadow Mill, Dundee, DD1 5BY. The exhibition will have an eclectic mix of projects that happened in January.
A few of the things I created during Fun A Day will be developed in the future, I can imagine a range of illustrations to a 5 Dundee Cakes in the bakers shop counting book. Doing the paper cuts allowed me to think about the positive and negative space and keep designs quite simple. I’ve been playing with these by adding colour and texture since January. Here are some test pieces
Some of my pieces will be for sale, please contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 07841423335.
Today I’m starting a new project called Drawing Dundee. I am going to draw local products and places in the city and around the city and post every Wednesday on my social networks – so keep your eyes peeled. (starting Wednesday 2nd March) Continue reading →
I’m always inspired in the great outdoors so being asked to create an illustration for Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort Festive Brochure was perfect match for me and my work. They wanted to do something different and part of my job is to capture the essence of the place and to bring their vision into reality. Continue reading →
Just back back from my holiday so I missed the reveal of the winner of the V&A Dundee Hoarding Design, I was itching to find out as I was in competition against them for the tender. I drove past to get a peek. Here’s a few snapshots.
Well done to comic illustrator Will Morris and graphic designer David Mackenzie for their ‘adventures in design’ comic idea. I may not have won but I see it as a positive experience being able to showcase my work to both V&A Dundee and V&A London panel.
I was delighted to be put forward by a panel, as one of ten designers chosen to tender to design the V&A Dundee hoardings.
With a clear brief, prestigious project, large scale, Dundee links and tight deadline it really got my creative juices flowing. Continue reading →
Last weekend for Easter I created a wee bit of magic in the woods with a trail in the countryside with clues and things to do for my family and friends. Ending in the woods where I created a giant nest filed with golden bunnies as prizes, blue painted stones round tree trunks and on a tree added some windows, doors and washing line to encourage a bit of imagination.
I loved playing and coming up with the idea for space outside and for everyone to experience the magic too. I think the adults enjoyed it as much as the kids! Continue reading →