Wednesday, December 13, 2017

J is for...Jedi

Today's alphARTbet drawings should, hopefully, be recognisable to Star Wars fans.

Monday, December 11, 2017

alphARTbet drawings

Long time no post! It's been a hectic year what with one thing or another but have come back to blogland to 'register' a new word - alphARTbet !
The premise is that any object (incl animals) can be drawn by using its initial letter as a starting point. For instance you can draw a rabbit by beginning with the letter 'R' or a mouse with the letter 'm' or even a bike with a 'b'! This concept is great for phonics awareness in young children as well as being a nifty way of doodling recognisable images. I'll be posting more (incl. images) on my facebook page as that's where a lot of folk seem to head these days - see you there.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New book!

My newest book, 'The Gingerbread Man' is now out!
You can grab a copy in time for Xmas by following this link;

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Just heard that my book - 'Little Red Riding Hood....' Has made it through to the finals of the People's Book Prize!
Very many thanks to anyone who voted for it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Sorry for the scarcity of posts of late - have been extremely busy with lots of exciting new projects - more news to follow.
The big news is that my book 'Little Red Riding Hood...' has been shortlisted for an award! I would really appreciate it if you would consider voting for it.

Many thanks.

Monday, July 11, 2016

recent work

Managed to find some time to explore variations on a theme. Instead of full colour paintings/drawings, I tried to strip them back to a bare minimum, using colour for the backgrounds only. Particularly like the skateboarder.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

masks & swimmers

Long time no post - it's report writing and end of year assessment time!
A couple of recent projects.
'African' masks with our y2's - simple symmetrical card cutouts.

And automaton swimmers with y4's.

When you blow through a straw along its back, the arms 'flail' around! (the head acts as a turbine).