Monday, February 5, 2018

Another 'new' word?

Am hereby claiming another 'new' word/phrase - 'mathARTmatical drawings'! (No results found on google!!). It's as it says on the tin - drawings created from numbers and other mathematical symbols. I know that many folk use such things to create images but most of them then seem to draw over/obliterate their original starting point. My pics incorporate the numbers as part of the final piece. In fact, I've also written (and illustrated) a couple of books that use this concept - 'Once Upon a Nine' and 'The 9 Days of Christmas'.

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.