Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Snippet of work to come.....

Here is a little taster of a piece I'm working on. Both images are works in progress illustrating the Sami folk tale "The Christmas Wanderers". Some of the characters have been developed from the Qujavarrsuk project.

Thursday, 24 September 2009


I found out last week that my work has been highly commended at the Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2009. Alas no awards but it does mean I'll have work included on the show. I am not sure which piece/pieces it will be (more news when I know myself!) This year the awards are presented by Simone Lia and Tom Gauld who will also give a talk. Woo.

Poro (Reindeer)

This sculpture was created using materials gathered from around Finland, including moss, lichen, feathers, grasses, birch bark and leaves. It is based on the Sami symbol for reindeer where the body is a rectangle and the legs and antlers are depicted by single lines.


The private view for the Society of Wildlife artists annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries was on tues and included two of my pieces from Finland. The show was opened by Chris Packham of Really Wild Show fame. (I met him at the age of 8 as he was my childhood hero) ((I also delivered his mail for a few weeks when I temp-ed as a postman but didn't want to sound like a stalker and kept that info to myself!)) So the afternoon went well and big thanks to the SWLA whose bursary support made the Finland trip possible.

Images of my new promotional book "WISH & whim"