Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Melancholy Thistle

I was very pleased to discover as I flicked through my book of British Wildflowers that there is a thistle called the Melancholy Thistle...

Monday, 10 August 2009

The Double Helix

I recently designed this repeat pattern for the cover of the new Folio Society edition of The Double Helix by James D. Watson. Maybe not light, holiday reading...

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Carol Ann Duffy's Collected Childrens Poems

I have spent a good chunk of this year working on both the cover and inside illustrations for Carol Ann Duffy's Collected Childrens Poems for Faber and Faber. There were 147 illustrations in total so it was a bit of a marathon but very rewarding and enjoyable! I believe its due out in the shops very soon...

Recent Arrival 2 - Maya Angelou

Today a parcel from Random House US was waiting on my studio desk. It contained copies of the four Maya Angelou biographies that feature my illustrations in the cover.

Recent Arrival 1 - Barbara Trapido

I recently received the Barbara Trapido series that I designed the covers for in the post. I must admit they make a pleasant addition to my bookshelf.

Ashbury Bird

This is a painting I recently did for my friend Caitlin's birthday. The painting features extracts from the work of one of her favourite poets- John Ashbury and a cucumber plant.

Katie and Stephen

I was very honoured to be asked to design the wedding invitation for my dear old friend Katie Harvey and her husband to be Stephen Taylor.