Sunday, 29 August 2010

Loch Ness

We're back from six days in the Highlands (near Loch Ness) and feeling thoroughly exhausted. This was our first real trip into Northern Scotland (despite living here for uh...a while. we don't have a car ok?) and it certainly didn't disappoint. It was wonderful to walk through the epic hills and mountains surrounding the infamous Loch Ness and then to spend the evening ploughing through our holiday reading. We even managed an unscheduled swim in small Loch hidden away in between heather covered hills (its the one at the bottom of this post). Here are some photos from our trip, its far easier to post them than scrape the barrel of my vocabulary trying to describe how beautiful it was!

You can see a couple more at my flickr

Friday, 20 August 2010

August Update

August has been chaotic to say the least. And its not over yet so sadly I probably won't be blogging in the very near future. Hopefully I'll be able to post more of the work I've been doing in the next month though (don't want to blog stuff before its printed/published/whatever). In the meantime here are a couple of images I can share. Above is a slightly pointless self portrait I did the other day whilst waiting for a response on some roughs I'd sent. And below is an image about festival essentials I did for the eastwing news page.

I have a page in the new anorak activity book which is out now and really rather splendid. Pick it up here.

We're heading North on Sunday to spend a week near Loch Ness doing very little at all. Got a stack of books ready to go and have shelved all my work for the week. A whole flipping week without so much as a thought about drawing pictures...or at least thats the plan. See you when we get back I guess!

Friday, 13 August 2010

New Prints

I have two new digital giclee prints in my shop. Above is the Bowerbird's Collection and below Summer Wolf. I hope you like them!

Monday, 2 August 2010


These two are my pieces for Analogue Books' summer exhibition 'Turn up the colour'. As you can see the colour only got 'turned up' ever so slightly...not quite ready to stray too far from my beloved pencil grey just yet! You can see the images in better detail on my flickr and you can see some photos of the show (which is super amazing by the way) on Jez's flickr. The show runs throughout August and my work is available through Analogue in giclee print form.

In other news the Edinburgh Festival is but days away and I'm super excited. I'm so relieved we've moved out of the city centre so we'll avoid the madness we endured last year (russian ballet troupe getting changed on our doorstep was a particularly strange moment) and instead we'll wander into the city to catch some of our favourite comedians and then retreat home for some peace. Next we'll we have a couple of very talented friends staying so expect a festival related update or two in the near future!