Creature Commission – Amusing and for a good cause!

Creature Commission – Amusing and for a good cause!

I am delving into the world of drawing people… …well, not really drawing people but drawing people as creatures….and hoping they do not fall out with me! (always good to live life on the edge) It is simple really – you send me a description of yourself with things like; what your favourite animal, food or plant is, what your likes and dislikes are, any special talents, good and bad characteristics about you and any other facts about you… It is good…

Rheged Centre’s Winter Wonderland

Rheged Centre’s Winter Wonderland

I was commissioned by The Rheged Centre, Cumbria to create mayflies to use in their Winter Wonderland. The theme was enchanted forest and they had created a forest from Christmas trees with a little hut for Santa. I created one hundred semi-opaque white mayflies which where suspended from the ceiling. News & Star article –Cumbrian Artists Create Rheged Winter Wonderland

Penrith Library’s Wishing Chair

Penrith Library’s Wishing Chair

The Wishing Chair was a workshop I designed and ran for The Penrith Library (Cumbria) inspired by the Enid Blyton books about the wishing chair in 2012. The workshop encouraged the children to think of the adventure they would go on the wishing chair and given a square of fabric to draw this adventure on. I then transformed these drawings into a chair cover to be used in the library’s children’s area which is still…

Penrith Library’s Creepy House

Penrith Library’s Creepy House

This was a commission from Penrith Library (Cumbria) to promote the Summer Reading Challenge in 2013. The theme for 2013 was “Creepy House”. My brief was to create a large 3D creepy house based upon the illustrations created for the theme by Chris Riddell. Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the charity The Reading…