Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
I have been lucky enough to be included in a smashing new publication compiled by the lovely Caspar Williamsom entitled Reinventing Screenprinting. The idea behind the book is to highlight practitioners from around the world who are using screenprinting, letterpress and other hands on processes to create artworks rather than just clicking the print button on the computer. Over the moon to have a double page featuring The Dead Wrestler, Rocket X and the fire and police cars. Published by A&C Black and available from all good bookshops, it looks great on all coffee tables!
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Monday, 14 November 2011
It's always a bit strange to be asked to create a series of Christmas cards in the height of summer, but when the people asking are the lovely folks at Hello!Lucky, I was more than happy to get my festive head on. They were also keen for me to create a few more stamp themed designs, so my three cards carry a red cardinal, snowy owl and an arctic fox to get you in a wintery mood. I have also done a little Q&A over on their blog if you would like to delve a bit deeper into my mind!
Friday, 11 November 2011
Some days start like any other day. You get up, bleary eyed, shower, have breakfast and drag your tired body into another tedious day of paper pushing and number crunching. Other days, the lovely people over at Prema commission you to paint a metre high rocket! It's these days that makes me realise I have the best job in the world. It was a really fun project to work on and I am really happy with the results, and from what I hear, it has been getting good comments from people who have spotted it sitting outside Prema.
So, if there is anyone else out there who wants to commission me to paint a large rocket, it would really be no trouble at all!
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
I was recently asked by Fiona of the lovely Soma Gallery here in Bristol to contribute a print for the Not Another Bill mail out she was curating. After a back breaking afternoon printing an edition of 200, this is what finally came out! It is a two colour print on cardboard, and editioned using an old, and very heavy perforated number punch machine. You can read more information over at Soma, and also about Not Another Bill. It is such a simple and brilliant idea, especially for a birthday or Christmas. Who wouldn't want a surprise package full of wonderment instead of a gas bill?
Friday, 30 September 2011
I recently finished printing the second edition of these three bird stamps. They have been popped in my shop just in time for my end of summer sale. There is now 15% off all products for the next month if you simply pop the discount code FROSTSALE in at the checkout.
Go shopping now for bargains galore here!
Also, the lady in my life, Teresa Murfin is having a sale in her shop as well. I strongly recommend you visit for beautiful prints and handmade goodies. Available here.
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
More laser cutting. More screen printing. More hand painting and varnishing. More Meccano. More tears. Finally another 3D toy is available to sit alongside the Racers. Based on a tin toy I bought at a car boot sale, we have an army helicopter complete with green vintage Meccano blades. Over in the shop now!
Friday, 5 August 2011
The beautiful Beate and the handsome Tim got themselves married the other week, so to mark the occasion, I custom painted a car for the lovely pair! The car is emblazoned with T&B Racing with a big red 16 on the side and on the box so they never forget their anniversary! If you would like a similar car for a wedding or birthday, just let me know and I will be happy to help.
Thursday, 28 July 2011
It's taken a while, but I soldiered through and have finally finished editioning the individual stamp designs. They are all in my shop, here, ready to purchase at a very reasonable price of £25. Also, if you are quick off the old mark, the first 3 people to buy any of the new stamps will get another one of their own choice completely free. Don't say I'm never good to you!
Friday, 1 July 2011
The wonderful new venture that is Betty and Dupree is up and running and I am proud to have my bird stamps gracing the front of these cards. Also available is some splendidly bold tape from my studio buddy Ben Newman and some delightful cards from the ever wonderful Lizzy Stewart. To buy the bird cards pop along here, and check out the rest here.
Friday, 17 June 2011
I gave you a little cheeky peek of the large 3D match box series I was producing for the exhibition a while back, so I thought it was high time to show you the finished articles. All hand painted, screen printed and varnished, these three came out so much better than I could have hoped for, which is always a relief! As they were built to reflect the skewed angles of the original prints, it's fairly tricky to tell if they are 3D at all, so the below photograph should make it a touch easier....
Friday, 10 June 2011
For the budding philatelist, I present to you the complete collection of wildlife stamp books. The 'Birds of the British Isles' has now been joined by six types of pond life and six proud mammals. Hand screen printed in four colours on lovely Somerset paper in editions of 50, be sure to add one, or all of them, to your collection today. Put them under your magnifying glass here. These prints will also become individual stamps in the not to distant future, so look out for eighteen new prints very soon!
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Earlier this week I helped friend and fellow illustrator, Emma Dibben, with a spot of screen printing. It took no longer than an hour, but was presented with the most beautiful veg box I have ever seen in my life (plus some cider) for my troubles! The screen print in question is being featured in the new Antlers show taking place a few doors down from us here at Snap. Also well worth a visit is Emma's lovely work to be found here, and her blog following the seasons on her amazing allotment, where all the crisp, fresh veg was grown with love. My belly thanks you Emma!
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
I am gradually updating the shop with the new prints I produced for the show at the Here Gallery. The three screenprints above are a fresh set of nautical matchboxes. I hope you like them, and if you would like to become the proud owner of any of them, they are for sale here.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Skye! The radio silence of late has been down to a week of wild and windy camping on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Truly stunning and a great place to recharge the old batteries before ploughing back into work. The exhibition went swimmingly in the end, even after a frantic race to the finish, and I will be posting images of all the new work here very soon and in the shop as well. Don't let the photo fool you with its blue sky either. It was Scotland after all!
Monday, 9 May 2011
Thanks to Joe over at the Venue (Bristol's finest whats-on guide) for running a lovely full page piece about mine and Teresa's imminent exhibition. Having the dates in print has hit it home that we are hanging our work tomorrow! To read the article, go here.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Well, what a bloody lovely bank holiday weekend. Sun shining, flowers blooming, alfresco dining. Perfect! But with the exhibition looming and plenty of work to be done, our garden was turned into an open air workshop to turn the matchbox prints like this one.....
....into something a little bit more tangible. The sawing, gluing, filling, nailing and screwing is now complete, leaving a good deal of painting and varnishing, but for a lazy bank holiday, not too bad!
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
I have been busy working towards the impending exhibition, so here is a little peek at the last few days progress. These two are just the black and white layers for a print I will be bringing to life next week. Along side the frog and newt will sit a dragonfly, toad, water boatman and perch. The birds and pond life will also be joined by some mammals of these fair isles, which is my task for today!
Friday, 1 April 2011
Myself and the beautiful Teresa Murfin are having ourselves a cheeky little joint exhibition here in our fair city of Bristol. We shall endeavour to fill the wonderful Here Gallery with eye catching treats to include paintings, prints, collages and 3D oddments. I will post a few little teasers over the next few weeks as to what you can expect to see, so keep your eyes peeled!
Monday, 28 March 2011
The new cars have finally arrived at the starting line! The car above is the big brother of the two. It weighs in at 32 x 9 x 11cm, a brute, with a full set of old Meccano tin wheels. Screen printed in this seasons livery and buffed to a high gloss finish here at my workshop, it will leave the competition standing. For sale here.
The above little whipper snapper rocks up to the line at a smaller 20 x 7 x 6.5cm, but what it lacks in size it sure does make up for in the looks department. With a fresh set of brass and rubber vintage Meccano wheels, on the asphalt it packs a serious punch. For sale here.
They both come with seat belts, ABS and a hand screen printed box as standard!