Sunday, 22 May 2011

Q&A


Stockport College Illustration student Laura Gilbert has conducted an interview about my work over on her blog, which contains interesting posts on many different illustrators... My responses do go on a bit; I've never been good with word counts!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Storlann Part 2






As promised, more title pages from the Gaelic short stories I've been illustrating.

Wedding Smells

So my sister and her man are going to be wed soon - naturally it fell to me to produce their wedding invite. Printed up in glosssy postcard form and finished with nicely rounded corners, I think it does the trick!

The Trans-Siberian Art Centre




A piece of my work recently went on a long and exciting journey to a far-flung place - all the way from Moscow to Beijing on the Trans-Siberian Railway to be exact, as part of an experimental art project by Britt+Jon, called the Trans-Siberian Art Centre. The work of 150 artists, in postcard form, plastered the cabin walls of a train carriage, exposing the work to unsuspecting passengers, and throughout the two week journey, performance artists performed site-specific pieces, to the bemusement/amusement of those on board and on station platforms.The project seems to have been a great adventure. Read all about it here.


All Images courtesy of KITCHEN projects, 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Also...


Matthew at the Fruitmarket Gallery informed me of this illustration-tastic event next Tuesday in the Gallery - Amelia Gregory of Amelia's magazine is coming for the evening, and doing a talk amongst other things - Click on the poster above for an enlarged version - hopefully you'll be able to read it!

I have returned with renewed vigour!

Hello! Well, it's some time since I've posted anything, but let me say it's not from want of things to post - more a combo of being rather busy and keeping things under wraps! I've been occupied since I last wrote, illustrating a book of gaelic short stories by assorted contemporary authors, for Storlann, the Scottish National Gaelic Education Resource Agency. It's been lots of fun, and a somewhat new direction for me, the illustrations all being in black and white and employing more photoshop than yours truly has previously been accustomed to. The cover has to remain a mystery until the book is out in Gaelic schools after the summer, but I can gladly share with you some of the 28 interior illustrations. The ones below are some of my favourite title pages for the individual stories - essentially little visual compilations of events and images from the tales.






Perhaps that's plenty for now - I'll post more throughout the week to keep things interesting!