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Hype Vibrant Park

This week young people from Youth Fed & NCS painted the planters in Hype Vibrant Park inspired by my mural. This really brightened my week! Follow Hype on Instagram: @hypemerseyside

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LIPA Workshops

Today I did a series of illustration workshops with first year LIPA students. The students experimented with different drawing techniques and also explored characters and costume design.

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Gates progress

I’ve been working on x2 sets of gates for the Grow Speke community garden. They are now installed, but not quite finished! I had brightly coloured glass discs made by the brilliant Definitive 1 that will be welded to the gates over the next week or so. They glass is in 4 colours representing the […]

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Gates – Grow Speke

I’ve not had much time to post anything recently, so here’s a VERY BRIEF post. I’m working on an exciting new project that aims to transform a derelict wasteland into a thriving community garden. I was asked to design gates that will bookend the space. The gates are currently in production. I’m working with a wonderful […]

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World Heritage Report

World Heritage Watch have published their Annual Report in which Liverpool UNESCO WHS appears for the first time. This report was written by Engage having taken advice from a number of interested parties. Read the report here. Also my illustrations & graphics feature on page 100-102! You can also BOOK a place on this years Engage […]

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Oxford Leider Festival

I’ve recently finished a lovely illustration project for the Oxford Leider classical music festival 2017 – The Last Of The Romantics – Mahler And Fin-De-Siècle Vienna. I produced a set of four Ver Sacrum inspired illustrations for the inside of the brochure, which is available to see here (There will also be printed brochures too.) I first sketched out each illustration […]

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The Nigerian Voices Book

I’ve just completed my first book whilst working at Nonconform. ‘The Nigerian Voices’ is a unique publication that takes you on a journey, sharing the voices of Nigerians who decided to leave their country of birth from the 1960’s onwards, and settle in the city of Bradford. The project addresses the need to record the unique […]

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Average Arts Mag

I haven’t had much time to post new stuff on my site recently, as I’ve been up the wall! A few things beginning to emerge though, and this is one of them…Average Arts have featured one of my drawings in their recent mag/zine, which is great. There’s loads of other weird n wonderful work in […]

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Civic Saturdays

Over the weekend, I joined the Merseyside Civic Society at one of their public meetings to do a bit of live drawing. This meeting was held at The Lyceum, which is situated in one of my favourite places, Port Sunlight. There was also a tour around the village, even though it was bitterly cold! Afterwards […]

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Hex Ceramic

This year I’m going to try and collaborate with lots of different people, as collaboration could lead to new things, and a way of learning new processes. I was approached by Hex Ceramic who creates ceramic tiles at DoES Liverpool. We are currently playing around with a few drawings, and they are shaping up well. I will […]

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