These papers handle all kinds of inks beautifully. They make a great impression, but can split under too much pressure
Thursday, 3 June 2021
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
I created the short video below of my artists' book Nylmah after making the Lockdown Home Show in March this year. Nylmah is the first artists' book whose story I devised myself, so its tale and themes feel quite special to me.
Below is the video and I hope you enjoy! Comments or any feedback always welcome.
Youtube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDIo0Dz0goY
Friday, 26 March 2021
After a difficult year of events being cancelled and places being
closed, I decided to create a temporary exhibition space at home and
share it online.
Seeing as there won't be any galleries open or art fairs happening for a
long time yet, I thought that making and sharing something like this
would be the next best thing and would make for an interesting alternative.
Much of the work will be familiar to those of you who've been following my work for a while, but there are a couple of unseen works in progress too!
The final result
was a 10 minute video and can be accessed below and at https://www.youtube.com/
I hope you enjoy the short video!
Any comments or feedback in general is welcome.
Friday, 24 April 2020
Fighting the Monster (above) was accepted for inclusion in this year's Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, which I was delighted to learn about. However due to the current global pandemic, the exhibition has been moved online and will run until the end May 2020.
It's a pity not to be able to visit the exhibition space itself and see everyone's work on display, so for now we all view the artwork from the comfort (and safety) of our own sofas.
Visit the RSA Annual Exhibition website
Review in Scotsman can be found here at https://www.scotsman.com/arts-and-culture/art/art-review-rsa-annual-exhibition-2020-online-2543135
Monday, 2 March 2020
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
|Book art exhibition on at Sheffield central library (on display until 28th September 2019)|
Friday, 14 June 2019
Until recently these characters were little more than doodles in an old sketchbook I had. Upon their rediscovery, I decided to give them a bit of a makeover and let them see the light of day.
From 5pm on Sunday 16th of June 2019 all of these items will be available to purchase as postcards, prints and concertina books.
Thursday, 6 June 2019
Last month I discovered that my entry for the Northern Illustration Prize had been shortlisted, which came as a lovely surprise. A great write-up of the award is available to read at this link here - Northern Illustration Prize 2019.
All winning and shortlisted entries are currently being exhibited at the biennial Northern Festival of Illustration, which runs until 15th September 2019.
The theme for the competition was 'monkey' and I responded with an illustration based on a true story from my family history: my great-grandfather used to keep a pet monkey, which must have seemed like an unusual thing at the time for a middle-class businessman. Unfortunately, the monkey caused a lot of chaos at home and stress for my great-grandmother, and in the end the animal had to go. There are no known photos of the monkey, but this is how I imagine their home might have looked...
Friday, 5 April 2019
Scroll down to see some of the finished images below!
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
|Bristol Artists Book Event at the Arnolfini|
In a few days time I'll be taking my book art to BABE (Bristol Artists Book Event) and will be participating alongside several other artists from Artistsbooksonline at their stand in Gallery One at the Arnolfini. Over eighty makers from across Europe and beyond will be taking part alongside a programme of talks, workshops and performances throughout the weekend.
This year's showreel is available here at https://vimeo.com/325323045.
For more information visit https://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/babe-at-arnolfini-2019
Sat 30 March 11-6pm, Sun 31 March 11-5pm
|All photos by Tom Sowden|
Monday, 18 February 2019
Monday, 4 February 2019
Saturday, 8 December 2018
Thank you for reading!
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018
This was originally published as part of a collection of Stevenson's work after his death and we think it deserves more notice! The Misadventures involves embezzlement, a mugging on Calton hill, an illegal drinking establishment, a murder & a comedy cabby... Our edition includes an introduction by Jeremy Hodges and five new illustrations by Joanna Robson.
|Out anti-hero is on his own after dark on Edinburgh's Calton Hill, unaware of the immediate dangers...|
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And if you find yourself in Edinburgh, then you can always call in at the shop at 4a Haddington Place! It's at the top of Leith Walk on the right as you walk towards the city centre.
|Typewronger Books, Edinburgh|