Sunday, 31 May 2009

Japan! (Part 1: Tokyo-Kyoto)

I couldn't make it to Bologna this year, as I went to Japan for 3 weeks from the end of March - my first return since I was 10 years old! It was a very exciting and inspiring trip, full of nostalgia, new discoveries and yummy yummy food! Here are some pictures from week 1, in Tokyo and Kyoto.


I was so happy when I found out my work was selected as part of the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2009. I worked on 2 new pieces to add to the 3 pieces from the Greenwich exhibition, to make a new set of 5. 
I've been submitting work to Bologna every year since 2003, but never made the selection. Typically, this was the one year when I couldn't make it to the annual Children's book fair, as I had made other plans. Thank you to Justine from Arena, Yeshil from Yeowan Media and Asano-san from Hisakata Child for taking photographs from the exhibition :)

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Busy busy winter

It was a busy busy winter following a busy autumn.
Alongside working on the Christmas cards, I worked on a picture book for Yeowan Media (S. Korea), called "At the playschool" from November '08 to February '09. I really enjoyed working on this book and I am looking forward to receiving the final copies :)

Christmas chaos

From October '08 to January '09, I worked on some Christmas cards for James Ellis Stevens. Can you spot the cards taking shape amongst the Christmas chaos in my studio?

Still catching up... Autumn 2008

Following the Greenwich exhibition, I submitted 2 pieces of art work for the Friends Autumn Exhibition at the Dulwich PIcture Gallery.
"Be mine" was selected and exhibited as part of the show last October. It is on sale here.

Hello hello hello

Hello hello!
I've been meaning to update my website for ages but haven't quite got round to it yet.
So in the meantime, here is my blog.
Here's some recent(ish) news, a bit of catching up, starting from last September, when I had my first exhibition of personal work since 2002, at the Greenwich Picturehouse in London.
I forgot to take a photograph of the actual exhibition (oops!), but here are some pictures before and after.