Monday, 20 September 2010

UPside exhibition Private View tomorrow night!!

Just a quick reminder that the UPside exhibition is currently on at the Medcalf Gallery, 38–40 Exmouth Market and the Private View will be happening tomorrow night (21 September) from 6–9pm if you have a spare evening and fancy popping along to check out the show...

Here's a sneak peak at a section from one of my works in the exhibition featuring one of my personal reasons to be cheerful – eating sushi! *nom nom nom!*

Friday, 17 September 2010

Look what THEY drawed - Happy Birthday to me!

So yesterday was the 30th anniversary of my arrival into the world, and some of my very talented friends made me some amazing birthday cards!

I'm starting work at the National Gallery at the end of the month as a Gallery Assistant, although after seeing the gallery bought to life by Agustin Coll in this brilliant illustration, I'm a bit scared about starting work there... hehe

Aine Cassidy made me this gorgeous card...

Paul Giles (A.K.A. Mister Giles) drew this awesome portrait of me (complete with Super Mario mushrooms!).

Jo Cogan drew this great caricature of me...

...inspired by this photo of me when I was a kid (I haven't changed a bit...ahem)!

And Yuki Nishimura made me this amazing Scott Pilgrim-inspired card! Love it!! :-)

Thanks a lot! And to everyone else that sent me a card and wished me Happy Birthday yesterday!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Happy Birthday Mario!

Today is the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. being released, which is one of the greatest video games ever (and also included in my recent Influence Map)! To celebrate I decided to draw a picture of Mario playing Super Mario Bros. ...and losing!

UPside exhibition

I've been busy the last few weeks producing work for the UPside exhibition, a group show that I'm taking part in along with 13 other artists. Yesterday we went along and sorted out hanging the work in the gallery.

I've got two pieces of work in the show, my series of portraits of my friends faces and another new piece, which you can just about make out in the photo above...

The exhibition opens today at the Medcalf Gallery on Exmouth Market, and will be up until Sunday 7 November (Mon-Sat 12–11pm, Sun 12–4pm).

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Influence Map

While I usually steer clear of internet memes, I discovered this one today and subsequently spent more time than was probably healthy putting together my own Influence Map.

The idea is to put together a visual list of your creative influences. It was fun to sit and think about who and what have influenced me creatively over the years, and while the list is by no means definitive, I think it provides an interesting insight into where I draw some of my inspiration, with a mixture of cartoonists, illustrators, artists, comics and animations, as well as other mediums.