NOTABLE BOATS IS PUBLISHED
After working on forty line and wash paintings for this book in the autumn of last year, it has now hit the shelves and I'm really pleased with how it looks. Nic Compton's evocative and thrilling accounts of each little boats adventures are interspersed with deck plans, and my watercolours set on a 'designer' pale grey ground.
The U.K. version has the full compliment of 40 boats, with explorer Roald Amundsen's plucky little 70 ft sloop Gjøa, in which he made the first voyage through the elusive North West Passage in the early 1900's. It is published in hardback by Ivy Press.
The U.S. version, published by Rizzoli, features on it's cover Josiah Lawlor's 15ft boat 'Sea Sepent' in which he won a 45 day race across the wild Atlantic Ocean in 1891.
"Visually Impactful" Vanity Fair
Latest projects include an exciting new children's book. In addition I am working with a U.S. company on a series of artworks.
I also continue to provide illustrations for Future Publishing's successful magazines 'World of Animals', 'How it Works' and 'All About History'.
BBC WILDLIFE MAGAZINE :
I teach evening classes throughout the year at venues in North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire, and have day workshops at a variety of locations. I focus on water based media, usually watercolour, gouache, ink and wash or acrylic. Details for 2018 classes will be on the 'workshop' page on the menu bar soon if you would like to take part next year.
SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE
I am working with the Scott Polar Research Institute, part of Cambridge University, on further products this year. Last year I did a series of 7 penguin cards designed using my artwork for 'Animal Diaries Penguin, published by QED which are now being reprinted. I also designed two more cards, one featuring Ernest Shackleton's ship 'Endurance' to coincide with their major Shackleton exhibition held this summer. Some more of these cards were ordered by the Falkland Islands Museum in Port Stanley, and an exclusively redesigned bulk order of made for Polar Latitudes, for their polar cruise ship 'Hebridean Isles'. This company also commissioned a new card featuring both 'Endurance' and 'Hebridean Isles'. All these cards are destined for Antarctica.
The first series of new cards are in preparation.
A regular column in BBC Wildlife Magazine, 'Hidden Britain' features some of the often overlooked, but always fascinating wildlife around the UK. The animals featured are often small, so the artwork has to be detailed enough to reveal their structure, but with a slightly 'sketchbook' feel.