Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise drawn during a residency at Towneley Hall, Lancashire, working from their taxidermy collection.

SOLD. Limited edition A3 mounted prints still available, £85.

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Tanagers
Tanagers

Scarlet tanagers from the Towneley Hall collection. When I looked at photos of tanagers in the wild, I discovered they look nothing like this; they are tiny and round! The Towneley Hall specimens are pretty squashed and hunch-backed. I really like bad taxidermy.

Original drawing (A2): £600

Limited edition A3 print: £85

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Emerald Dove
Emerald Dove

Another Towneley Hall illustration of a taxidermy bird specimen

Original drawing (A3) £520

Limited edition A3 print: £85

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Untitled Drawing
Untitled Drawing

few years ago I was lucky enough to be allowed to do some drawing at the amazing Grant Museum of Zoology in London. It's full fantastical specimens from the days when if something moved, you shot it, pickled it, or stuffed it and took it home for your collection. Here's one of them.

This image is available a high-quality inkjet print on tracing paper, box framed to allow light to shine through from behind. Available alone or as a set of three framed specimen drawings.

Single box framed print: £220

Set of three box framed prints: £600

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Untitled Drawing
Untitled Drawing

The second box framed print in the series from the Grant Museum

Single box framed print: £220

Set of three framed prints: £600

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Fox and Hen
Fox and Hen

Drawing for a screen print. 

SOLD. Limited edition screen prints available, £48

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Crows
Crows

mage for a range of gift wrap and cards

SOLD. Limited edition A3 prints available, £85

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Communion
Communion

One of a series of biro drawings of mating pigeons

Original drawing on found paper (slightly larger than A2): £680

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Narrenschiff III
Narrenschiff III

This is a drawing inspired by the idea of the medieval Narrenschiff or Ship of Fools, which was a sort of floating lunatic asylum. I tried to re-imagine this vessel as something other than a boat, and made several drawings. In this one, an unseen craft is pulled by flapping chickens. 

SOLD.

Canonball Cockerel
Canonball Cockerel

Drawing for an imagined series about animals who have run away to join the circus

Original biro drawing (A3): £540

Limited edition A3 print: £85

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 One of four birds for a series of greetings cards for the Imaginarium, York

One of four birds for a series of greetings cards for the Imaginarium, York

Raven
Raven

​Image for Sound Asleep, a CD by Mary Robson. This is part of a bigger picture with a circus theme. The raven is a sort of ringmaster.

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 ​Drawing of a fox. I found the fox whilst on holiday in Ireland, and smuggled it into the cottage freezer in a bin bag. I still feel guilty about this. When it was time to leave we wondered how best to dispose of the fox, as we had no shovel to bury it with. We decided that as it had died in the wild, it would probably be alright to leave it somewhere secluded and let nature take its course. We pulled the car over in a deserted spot and I tried to coax the fox out into a ditch, but as it was frozen solid it landed ​with a thud, and remained sitting bolt upright, grinning, with one paw lifted in a lopsided salute. I sometimes wonder if any walkers noticed it, and how they imagined a deceased, frozen fox had come to be posing so regally in an otherwise deserted bit of Donegal.​

​Drawing of a fox. I found the fox whilst on holiday in Ireland, and smuggled it into the cottage freezer in a bin bag. I still feel guilty about this. When it was time to leave we wondered how best to dispose of the fox, as we had no shovel to bury it with. We decided that as it had died in the wild, it would probably be alright to leave it somewhere secluded and let nature take its course. We pulled the car over in a deserted spot and I tried to coax the fox out into a ditch, but as it was frozen solid it landed ​with a thud, and remained sitting bolt upright, grinning, with one paw lifted in a lopsided salute. I sometimes wonder if any walkers noticed it, and how they imagined a deceased, frozen fox had come to be posing so regally in an otherwise deserted bit of Donegal.​

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 ​Greetings card design

​Greetings card design

 ​Greetings card design for gift shop in York

​Greetings card design for gift shop in York

 ​Another specimen from the Grant Museum

​Another specimen from the Grant Museum

 This began as an illustration for my own book, but I went for a mentoring session at a publishing house, and they told me not to write the text directly on to the image in case the book is reprinted in other languages. Whoops. 

This began as an illustration for my own book, but I went for a mentoring session at a publishing house, and they told me not to write the text directly on to the image in case the book is reprinted in other languages. Whoops. 

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 Screen print

Screen print

 Screen print

Screen print

Bird of Paradise
Tanagers
Emerald Dove
Untitled Drawing
Untitled Drawing
Fox and Hen
Crows
Communion
Narrenschiff III
Canonball Cockerel
 One of four birds for a series of greetings cards for the Imaginarium, York
Raven
w13.jpg
 ​Drawing of a fox. I found the fox whilst on holiday in Ireland, and smuggled it into the cottage freezer in a bin bag. I still feel guilty about this. When it was time to leave we wondered how best to dispose of the fox, as we had no shovel to bury it with. We decided that as it had died in the wild, it would probably be alright to leave it somewhere secluded and let nature take its course. We pulled the car over in a deserted spot and I tried to coax the fox out into a ditch, but as it was frozen solid it landed ​with a thud, and remained sitting bolt upright, grinning, with one paw lifted in a lopsided salute. I sometimes wonder if any walkers noticed it, and how they imagined a deceased, frozen fox had come to be posing so regally in an otherwise deserted bit of Donegal.​
little bird house.jpg
 ​Greetings card design
 ​Greetings card design for gift shop in York
 ​Another specimen from the Grant Museum
 This began as an illustration for my own book, but I went for a mentoring session at a publishing house, and they told me not to write the text directly on to the image in case the book is reprinted in other languages. Whoops. 
pigeons1bw.jpg
pigeons2bw.jpg
 Screen print
 Screen print
Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise drawn during a residency at Towneley Hall, Lancashire, working from their taxidermy collection.

SOLD. Limited edition A3 mounted prints still available, £85.

Buy Artwork

Tanagers

Scarlet tanagers from the Towneley Hall collection. When I looked at photos of tanagers in the wild, I discovered they look nothing like this; they are tiny and round! The Towneley Hall specimens are pretty squashed and hunch-backed. I really like bad taxidermy.

Original drawing (A2): £600

Limited edition A3 print: £85

Buy Artwork

Emerald Dove

Another Towneley Hall illustration of a taxidermy bird specimen

Original drawing (A3) £520

Limited edition A3 print: £85

Buy Artwork

Untitled Drawing

few years ago I was lucky enough to be allowed to do some drawing at the amazing Grant Museum of Zoology in London. It's full fantastical specimens from the days when if something moved, you shot it, pickled it, or stuffed it and took it home for your collection. Here's one of them.

This image is available a high-quality inkjet print on tracing paper, box framed to allow light to shine through from behind. Available alone or as a set of three framed specimen drawings.

Single box framed print: £220

Set of three box framed prints: £600

Buy Artwork

Untitled Drawing

The second box framed print in the series from the Grant Museum

Single box framed print: £220

Set of three framed prints: £600

Buy Artwork

Fox and Hen

Drawing for a screen print. 

SOLD. Limited edition screen prints available, £48

Buy Artwork

Crows

mage for a range of gift wrap and cards

SOLD. Limited edition A3 prints available, £85

Buy Artwork

Communion

One of a series of biro drawings of mating pigeons

Original drawing on found paper (slightly larger than A2): £680

Buy Artwork

Narrenschiff III

This is a drawing inspired by the idea of the medieval Narrenschiff or Ship of Fools, which was a sort of floating lunatic asylum. I tried to re-imagine this vessel as something other than a boat, and made several drawings. In this one, an unseen craft is pulled by flapping chickens. 

SOLD.

Canonball Cockerel

Drawing for an imagined series about animals who have run away to join the circus

Original biro drawing (A3): £540

Limited edition A3 print: £85

Buy Artwork

One of four birds for a series of greetings cards for the Imaginarium, York

Raven

​Image for Sound Asleep, a CD by Mary Robson. This is part of a bigger picture with a circus theme. The raven is a sort of ringmaster.

​Drawing of a fox. I found the fox whilst on holiday in Ireland, and smuggled it into the cottage freezer in a bin bag. I still feel guilty about this. When it was time to leave we wondered how best to dispose of the fox, as we had no shovel to bury it with. We decided that as it had died in the wild, it would probably be alright to leave it somewhere secluded and let nature take its course. We pulled the car over in a deserted spot and I tried to coax the fox out into a ditch, but as it was frozen solid it landed ​with a thud, and remained sitting bolt upright, grinning, with one paw lifted in a lopsided salute. I sometimes wonder if any walkers noticed it, and how they imagined a deceased, frozen fox had come to be posing so regally in an otherwise deserted bit of Donegal.​

​Greetings card design

​Greetings card design for gift shop in York

​Another specimen from the Grant Museum

This began as an illustration for my own book, but I went for a mentoring session at a publishing house, and they told me not to write the text directly on to the image in case the book is reprinted in other languages. Whoops. 

Screen print

Screen print

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