Gino Bartali

Gino Bartali (1914-2000)- an exceptional Italian cyclist ( 2 Tour de France titles) and even more exceptional human being. He saved hundreds of jews by transporting counterfeit papers in the frame of his bike.

Japanese Tea Garden.

Sketch at the JTG Sunday. A couple got engaged right behind me during the drawing so I sent them a dated souvenir of the day!

Hubert Cecil Booth

A round of applause for Hubert Cecil Booth and his petrol-powered, horse-drawn vacuum cleaner!

The Line Hotel - LA

Stayed at The Line Hotel in LA recently- paintings from poolside and the room. Then a super Sunday catching up with Matt Jones and Gary Baseman after a quick look around The Marciano Art Foundation

Devils Slide Bunker.

The Devils Slide Bunker on Highway 1 & the back garden of The General Store in Outer Sunset.

Tom Longboat

Canadian marathon runner- also mistakenly declared dead twice as a messenger in WW1.

24th Street Mission

A few paintings around Mission & 24th street San Francisco. The car show guy has complete faith in his modified suspension.

Earth Day 2018 ft Jane Goodall

I met Jane Goodall in LA on the 22nd Feb to collaborate on a personal message for Earth Day. We interviewed & recorded her many remarkable experiences with a view to animating sections of them. It became clear to me this was an extraordinary woman, with a steely glint of determination in her eye that still burns bright. The mandate was clear- The Earth is a miracle and we all have a duty to care for it.

I tried my best to bring her stories of childhood, chimpanzees, rainforests and wisdom to life. I couldn't think of anything more important than celebrating life through colour, design and movement- attributes the natural world continue to amaze me with every day.

Thank you Jane.

The short film is HERE. Below are designs, iterations & test animations that I made along the way:

Hannah Glasse

By 'eck! The creator of Yorkshire Pudding.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Celebrating the great man and his seminal novel 100 Years of Solitude.

African Nations Football Championships 2018

To celebrate the beginning of the tournament on January 12th.

Seattle and The Andrew Wyeth Retrospective.

I had the pleasure to accompany Mike Dutton up to Seattle to see The Andrew Wyeth retrospective. I only had half a day to look around Pioneer Square and make a few studies. I liked what I saw! The Wyeth display was sensational. I left the show dizzy, deciding to draw a few of the museums permanent collection.

Peter Parr visits!

My animation tutor from 22 years ago popped into work. A truly inspiring person and artist in every way.