The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
I was selected to show my work in the The Billboard Art Project, USA.
The project features the work of artists from all over the World, below you can see mine on show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – this is possibly the largest-scale my work has been seen at, what a great collaboration!
Animals like Halloween too you know…this illustration was featured in Creature Mag alongside some other fab work
The start of a new project, this is silly…
After I spent a year as one of the artists in residence at Ditherington Flaxmill, Shrewsbury Shropshire SY1, five pieces of work, drawings and mixed media became part of a very successful group show by Flaxmill Arts. The show was part of an English Heritage Open Weekend which was attended by over 1000 visitors.
The drawn images below have been printed in an edition of 5 on acid-free paper in archival ink. Please enquire to buy.
Graphic pen on paper 200 x 210
Sarah Roberts from the Gastronomy shop a delightful delicatessen in Gnosall, Staffordshire, UK commissioned a drawing of her shop front to add to publicity materials, I was happy to oblige and then to reverse it out for her too. Drawn in Graphic pen on non-bleed paper.
I love Cyclamens and this one has been around for three years now, being painted each year.
The image with the bright blue background Cyclamen in a favourite bowl was painted in homage to a very special Canadian artist Mr Joseph Plaskett (his message) who has featured these plants in many of his own works. (See Joseph Plaskett’s work at Gallery 78)
When a client asked me to draw her dog Kipper for use in her new business I was delighted, my design business is NaughtyMutt Ltd – Fred is our dog and I like a challenge.
Any commission goes through a process, part of this is getting to know the subject. In the case of converting Kipper to a coloured line drawing it meant sitting with photographs of him, learning about his character from his owner and then making sheets of drawings with my fine graphic pen, some looked just wrong, others OK but at some point in the process – not the first drawing and not the last I got it right.
My client was really pleased: Hi there Carla, the logo is fab – thank you. That was nice as there’s always a breath-holding moment inbetween sending previews to a client and the feedback. I hope you enjoy Kipper, the process – the coloured image is the final one.
Something I am very interested in and would like to paint more, both of these paintings are made in acrylic on paper
I spent a year as one of the artists in residence at Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury, Shropshire UK, this is the oldest iron-framed building in Europe, derelict and at the planning stages of redevelopment. An exciting point to be involved with. The history aspect is wonderful and the opportunity to work with English Heritage is fantastic.
The paintings shown below are acrylic and household paint on cotton canvas, 4′ tall x 2’6″ft wide.
Well, let’s face it most people love cake…
I was asked by Creative Boom Shrewsbury to create the banner for the launch of this site which was a hub of the national Creative Boom website. A great opportunity for artists to meet other artists and creatives, to collaborate, contribute and get their work seen.
Creative Boom Shrewsbury was a regional online magazine about the creative industries in Shropshire and covers everything from fashion, film and photography to art, design, animation and marketing.
The monsters were so loved that they were then used as characters on the Creative Boom, Shrewsbury business cards – hooray for creative monsters!
For the second banner Shropshire creators were asked to contribute their own creative monsters to be put together in a banner by me. Creative Boom no longer has a local hub, instead Shropshire is now part of the West Midlands Hub.
An opportunity to draw people as they work – and why not? So I went along to pencil-spy at Shropshire Jelly, a casual monthly co-working event, where homeworkers, freelancers, small business owners and office based people who want a change of environment once in a while can get together with their laptops once a month to have a change from their usual workplace, meet some new people and work together in a social environment. Shropshire jelly. If you would like me to come and draw at your event please drop me and email or give me a call.
Drawings about how funny life is, graphic pen on board, coloured in Photoshop. 148mm x 105mm
In the Distance Yet Unreachable, Acrylic and gesso on Cotton Canvas, 300mm x 220mm.
The unreachable series is based upon the text below
Graphic pen on board with acrylic paint.
A series of modern morals looking how we view the World and is it how we really think it is?
148 x 105mm
Be Yourself 2 showed in Moss Gallery, Norway
New Morals drawings showed at a show of new work at the Hive Gallery, Shrewsbury, UK, see a review and listen to audio interview here
A further set of Morals drawings showed in Moscow with much interest.