A personal series exploring my experiences with Chronic Migraines. They are both an exercise in personal catharsis, and a method through which to connect with other people with chronic health conditions and to raise awareness of the range of issues that come with migraines.
I am currently looking for gallery space for an exhibition, in order to raise money for the London Migraine Clinic.
1-3: varying forms of migraine head pain.
4: my personality on a good day vs a bad day.
5: the impact of chronic illness on mental health.
6: the importance of support from friends and family in fighting back.
8: phono-sensitivity (sound).
9: Transient Aphasia.
10: Brain Fog.
Another illustration inspired by obscure East Anglian Folk lore.
Old Blunderhazard: a coach pulled by headless horses is said to carry a ghost of the Blennerhassett family from Barsham to Norwich and back every Dec 24th.
Personal work inspired by obscure East Anglian Folk tales.
'Toadman': A person who has struck a very particular deal with the devil. They must peg a toad to an anthill until the bones are picked clean, carry the bones around for a day, then drop them in a stream on a full moon at midnight. One bone will remain and it will grant them psychic control of horses.
One of a pair of personal illustrations inspired by my love of mythology, stained glass windows, and space.
Part of an ongoing series of personal work, which started with the Nautica piece also seen in my portfolio.
Exploring flying mythological creatures and real flying animals, with the intention of creating a detailed piece suitable for printing at a large size for exhibition and sales.
Cover design for The End of Mr Y.
Inspired by the latin phrase ‘memento mori’ (remember we must die), victorian vignettes, and stained glass windows.
Personal work for poster prints and products.
A poster piece inspired by the different stories surrounding the Stone of London.
Outlandish stories of the stones origin include: it has been there since the prehistoric era, it was laid by Kind Lud...or King Brutus, it is at the centre of London's Ley lines, Jack Cade hit it with a sword and declared himself lord of the city, kings and queens had to visit it to confirm their reign, the mayor of London is the stones guardian, and that it was a druidic sacrifice stone. It has become a tourist attraction and features in several books as the 'magical centre of London'.
A self-initiated project to create a book cover for The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, by G. W. Dahlquist.
I wanted to create an image that draws the viewer in as they discover the hidden objects among the flowers, to reflect the mystery inherent in the novel. Each object is associated with one of the three main characters in the book, and the flowers were chosen for their meanings and associations; apples and pomegranates for temptation/desire, lilies for death due to their popularity at funerals, roses for love, and monkshood, which means ‘beware, a foe is near.’
A travel illustration inspired by a trip to Kyoto, Japan. The drawing collaged together various architectural elements, objects and animals seen in Kyoto, within the shape of a shrine’s lantern.
Travel illustration inspired by a trip to Tallinn, Estonia. The image is a collage of architectural details and objects seen during my trip, and the shape is referencing the carved and painted wooden coats of arms found in Tallinn’s churches.
A self-initiated book cover design for Joan of Arc a History, by Helen Castor. Inspired by medieval illuminated manuscripts.
A self-initiated book cover for Waywalkers, by Catherine Webb. The illustration combines objects, languages and symbols which reflect the various religious mythologies that the novel draws from - as well as some of the countries the main character visits in his quest - into an image designed to look like a church stained glass window.
Illustrations inspired by the border details of medieval illuminated manuscripts.
Personal work; a character illustration featuring a D&D Kenku Druid.
A film poster design for Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro. A personal experiment in recreating recognisable characters in my own style.
A book cover illustration commissioned by Douglas & Mcintyre for the narrative-style cookbook 'Chicken in the Mango Tree'.
The design entirely features plants (and one animal) which are featured as ingredients in the book: galangal, lemongrass, frog, chilli, lime leaf, mango, mango leaf, tamarind, krathin and cha-om.