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Tropical Holliday
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Freelance Illustrator & Artist
Freelance Illustrator & Artist

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Artists & Illustrators Feb 2017 // Pocket Painting Guide
This month's issue of "Artists & Illustrators" includes a free pamphlet full of art-improving tips - featuring artwork by me! I was asked to create a cover design for the little guide and had free rein to have fun and add my own "flair" - obviously it turne...

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Fluffy, Fat, Festive little Robins
Happy 2017! Things have been quiet on the blog lately - oops! I haven't been able to share much for the last few months as most things aren't due to be published until later THIS year! Hopefully I can share more soon. Here are some fat little festive robins...

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Stylist Magazine // The Summer of Craft Beers (1 of 2)
Last week's issue of Stylist Magazine featured the article "The Summer of Craft Beers" - and if you saw it then you might have noticed that the illustrations were all done by yours truly! I was asked to provide my own take on some of the season's trendiest ...

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Sketchbook // Bird drawings: Street Pigeons
Drawing exercise - freehand, quick, loose, no erasing - some turn out fine but others not so much, but that's OK. Here is a handful of the better studies from life and some from photos. I love drawing birds!

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POWER SAUCE by Essentis Berlin // Packaging Illustration for Organic Chilli Sauce
This week I had the pleasure of working with lovely people behind "Essentis" - a new brand created by chef Nicolas Petrucci. The brand "Essentis" shares its name with the popular biohotel in Berlin where Nicolas is head chef. Their first product is a pro-bi...

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Pattern Design // Honey Bee & Bumble Bees
As a little side project I've been working towards perfecting the art of "repeat patterns", which I hope will help me create a variety of decorative fabrics and products with my illustrations. Some of the first I've put together are based on this small seri...

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UK Wildlife // Squirrel Studies
A second batch of UK wild animal watercolour studies - this time its the squirrel. The introduced US Grey Squirrel vs the resident British Red Squirrel. The grey has become the most widespread out of the two and is now the dominant species. (Luckily for me ...

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UK Wildlife // Red Fox Studies
I was glad to finish some paintings from one of my own personal projects this week - the first in a UK wildlife series, the red fox. I am aiming for a slightly more traditional, non-fiction approach with these but that still has my own contemporary style. W...

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Book Jacket Illustration // "Cook Quick & Healthy" by DK Publishing
This week I received a wonderful surprise in the mail from the lovely team at DK publishing. Back in August I was asked to illustrate a pair of fitting ingredients for the cover of their new book "Cook Healthy & Quick". The only request was that the paintin...
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