Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sketchbook Characters

A smattering of doodles, quite probably inspired by the fact that a big print of Bruegel's Dutch Proverbs now hangs over my drawing desk (inspired in turn by the life-size reproduction that hangs in my friend, pipemaker Sean Jones's living room) 

Pocket sketches

(Victoria line scribbles)

Thursday, May 2, 2013


So, I've moved house and studio and am finally back in the land of home internet connections, with a studio that is more or less up and running!

Above is the artwork for Lady Maisery's new album Mayday, which I made just before the big move. The patterns, which I hand painted (with a computer), reference the William Morris prints used on Lady Maisery's last album Weave & Spin. This was an idea that Rowan Rheingans and I discussed on the phone just before I made (as quickly as possible) the image. Strangely though, I now live less than five minutes walk from the William Morris Gallery in North-east London.

Mayday will be released in June, but Lady Maisery are doing a May tour.