Monday, 14 June 2010

Private View de Elephanté

The private view of Elephante's first exhibition at FortyFive. A grand affair!

Elephanté is a collective of five marvelous illustrators; Nic Farrell, Ellie Pickering, Sarah Waters, Helen Butler and myself.
Our joint passion for drinking tea, Fleetwood Mac, Dartmoor, cycling, symmetry, Leo de Freitas, lifedrawing, pigeons, Pedro Almodovar, filtrums, the Hoe, accents and beards has created Elephanté.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

With my retractable HB at my side, life is complete.

From a series of drawings looking at
illustration as an 'ambiguous communication'. An ongoing inquest...
To cut a long story short, these are two drawings that are part of a long line of rambling thoughts and eclectic images following a fixation with Cy Twombly.

Monday, 7 June 2010


A little taste of FortyFive's Elephanté exhibition which recently took the South West by storm...

Here we have a selection of drawings, etchings, watercolours and screenprints inspired by some of my loves! British birds, Lou Reed(er), curious facial features, Herbert, as ever Mr Wyeth himself and of course a touch of poetry.
They developed from some designs I did for cupcakes for poet Sally Crabtree, for our recent collaboration 'Word M'art'.