Hartlepool Festival of illustration

First things first ,CCAD must awarded the best illustration festival host award for their sublime effort and care they put into creating the Hartlepool Festival of Illustration.

Kristian Jones and myself was asked to run a live draw workshop and invited to present a talk based on collaboration on behalf of Brothers of The stripe, who also displayed a a collection of wooden panels.

An illustration exhibition was one of the many highlights of the festival with work from Ralph Steadman, Chris Riddell, Drew Millward, Tom J Newell, Dan Mumford, Malarky and many more.

The personal highlights for Kristian and myself  was getting to meet some very talented CCAD students, sharing knowledge and beers with peers and pulling off a human pyramid during our talk to illustrate how Collaboration works. 


PIN-O-RAMA at Beach Gallery

The Tears for Murphy pin and  EERIEEEEEE logo pin are on display at Beach Gallery's                 PIN-O-RAMA exhibition until 10/05/15


Pin-O-Rama is an exhibition celebrating the recent surge in artist-designed Lapel Pins.

The show will feature around 200 new enamel pins by a variety of artists and business from around the world.

Confirmed exhibitors: Enamel Chin // Goodhood // Gasius // Lazy Oaf // Valley Cruise Press // Rob Flowers // Explorer’s Press // No Fun Press // Many more!


Atlantis is a book project where image makers are paired up with writers to create a narrative.  The project was led by Puck Collectives print master Mat Pringle .

I was teamed up with Dr. Fabienne Collignon who wrote a beautiful piece which helped me to create the illustration below.


The Beginnings of that Freedome

I've spent the past two days at The House Of Parliament with 9 artist from around the uk, to launch "The Beginnings of that Freedome" a banner exhibition to commemorate significant historic anniversaries in 2015. 

1 - ‘The Beginnings of that Freedome’ © UK Parliament : Roger Harris.jpg

In 2015 the Houses of Parliament will be commemorating two important anniversaries: 750 years since the Simon de Montfort parliament (20 January 1265) and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta (15 June 1215). Launching on Tuesday 20 January 2015 – exactly 750 years since Simon de Montfort summoned his Hilary Parliament to meet in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey in 1265 – ‘The Beginnings of that Freedome’ exhibition commemorates 800 years of constitutional history.

Featuring 18 large-scale banners the exhibition shows how the United Kingdom, over eight hundred years, has built a powerful system of civil rights and representative government. Created by nine artists, each banner provides a dynamic visual representation of the milestone moments and movements which ‘made a difference’ in the journey to the rights and representation that we enjoy today.

Tuesday 20 January – November 2015
Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London
www.parliament.uk/2015-banners-exhibition | #Parliament2015

you can find Images and both backstories to my two banners here

New start, New website, New project.

2014 was a great year for my illustration work. I got to work with a lot of fantastic people, but due to my busyness my website and blog wasn't kept as up to date as I would of like'd it to be. So to start the new year I've made a new site, started a new blog and have thrown my self into a new project for 2015 called Tears for Murphy.

All the information can be found here