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Caroline Yates

I popped over to Wimbledon the other day to see Caroline Yates’ solo show at Hicks Gallery (on until 27th October). (The Favourite Chair | Oil on canvas) Her…

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The Fox, the Bear & the Bunny

It’s always very exciting to see a project in print – this arrived in the post this week – a sewing book I worked on a few months…

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AAF Battersea

My current preoccupation is oil painting – I’m halfway through a ten-week course and am very much enjoying it. So, during this morning’s visit to the Affordable Art…

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A Little Logo

I’ve been working with kids’ art party/workshop organisers The Little Art Society on their branding and we’ve finalised their new logo – here it is, along with the very…

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AAF Hampstead

A bit tardy, but here are my favourites from last weekend’s Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead. My first time to that one (usually I go to Battersea), and…

Quick and Easy Quilts

Technically…

Last year I was commissioned by Kyle Books to illustrate some technical diagrams for this lovely quilting book, written by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts. They needed illustrations…

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AAF 2016

Lots of good stuff on show at last week’s bi-annual Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park, as is traditional now here are a few of my favourites… Jane…

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Craft A Creative Business

This book was published ages ago, and I’ve been very remiss in not having including it here! I was asked by Search Press, the publishers, to do lots…

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Love Is In The Air

I’ve just added four new personalisable prints to the Paper Penknife range – all hearts, in plenty of time for Valentine’s Day!

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Open Studios

I’ve had my studio at 401 1/2 Studios on Wandsworth Road in South London for just over a year, and this weekend is the big weekend – the…

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Conde Nast Traveller

Last month I was commissioned through my agency (Lemonade) to illustrate a mini bar and icons for a Condé Nast Traveller Middle East article. It was a lovely…

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Photocall

I’ve been working away this week on Paper Penknife – revamping the shop with some long-overdue photographs. I had to get over a mental hurdle that was stopping…

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Paper Penknife

Hurrah! This week I launched my online personalised print shop – Paper Penknife. I’ve been thrilled with the feedback so far, now I just need to get some orders…

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Forgotten Ways…

I received this lovely book in the post this week – it’s full of traditional home-making and craft ideas. I was commissioned to do some instructional illustrations, and…

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F is for…

My new online print shop venture – Paper Penknife – has been slightly delayed due to an upcoming holiday (no bad thing), so while I’m waiting to launch…

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Papercuts & Prints

This is a papercut I did recently for my friend’s new baby. I’ve been doing these as commissions now and then over the past couple of years, but…

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Neal’s Yard Remedies

Another of my favourite projects was this pattern design for Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Mother & Baby gift boxes. I still go into their shops to have a quick…

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I Can Colour Everything

This has been one of my favourite commissions so far… I always wanted to illustrate a colouring book, and I Can Colour Everything was a bit of a…

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Pamper Your Pooch

Around this time last year I was commissioned to do some illustrations for this lovely book. There was already excellent photography in place, and I added instructional diagrams…

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AAF

Yep, it’s that time of year again, Affordable Art Fair time, and I’m not even going to go into how soon it seems to have come round! I went…

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Art Attack

I know I say this every time… but I can’t believe another Affordable Art Fair has been and gone, six months always flies by so fast! I visited…

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There Is No Path…

Last week I had a papercut commission from a lovely lady I met earlier in the year on my yoga holiday on Silver Island. This is one of…

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Made In London

My latest papercut commission was this giraffe and elephant for a little baby boy (his heritage is cheekily explained in the speech bubbles!)

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AAF

I was at the late view of the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea last night, and had been planning just to wander around and enjoy it without taking…

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At Last

My latest papercut – this one with the lyrics from Etta James’ At Last – was for a first wedding anniversary. Apparently the jury’s still out on whether…

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Tip Top

Months ago I bought a bargain 50x70cm Habitat frame from the local tip for the princely sum of £4. Of course I was thrilled with it, but ever…