Is this an original or a print?
You want to purchase a special artwork but you aren’t sure whether you should buy the ‘original’ or a ‘giclée art print’ of it. Here’s my […]
HarperCollins Big Cat publishes my new non-fiction book for children and young people on July 11, 2022. It’s available for pre-order now.
I recently unearthed a […]
My new mixed media paintings have been through quite a process! They started out last summer as six squares on a sheet of 100% rag art paper (the good quality archival stuff used by professionals). I used only three acrylic paint colours (a blue, a red and […]
I’ve always loved listening to music while I’m doing creative projects. Over the past few years, I’ve become a huge fan of podcasts about creativity, art, illustration and the business of doing all those things. I enjoy and appreciate the friendly voices and deep conversations that podcasts provide. I’m always on the lookout for new […]
Creativity and new directions in post-lockdown times
With the Free Little Library in 2021.
It might seem a little bit early to review my life at the beginning of December, but we’re coming […]
During lockdown in January 2021, a plastic drawer unit filled with books appeared outside a home in our neighbourhood. Its kind owner left a simple handwritten note on it: TAKE A BOOK, LEAVE A BOOK. This was […]
September reminds me of returning to school and new beginnings.
I’ve always felt a charge of creative energy when the autumn comes. This year is no different, despite the challenges we all are facing. In some ways, September feels more like the start of a new year than New Year’s Day. And, in a way, I have […]
This is a big week for signs of life in my world. Not only am I about to finish the first draft of a novel I have been working on for a long time, but our lockdown pond has attracted its first tadpoles and frogs. A first draft and a pond may seem unrelated but […]