I really enjoyed working on this commission to produce a selection of South African-themed animals for a feature wall in a client's house.
The animals -- including a clouded leopard and a Knysna Loerie -- were printed on adhesive vinyl and then applied to the statement wall.
As I create all my art as vectors, they can be scaled up to any size and won't lose their quality.
See the work below, and get in touch through my contact page if it's something you'd like. I'm now taking commissions for 2021. I can use some of my existing illustrations -- see a sample on my Etsy page here -- or something custom-created,
There is a beautiful Christmas lights display in Alexandra Gardens in Clevedon at the moment!
Funded by Clevedon businesses, the Clevedon BID has put up some beautiful lights in the park between the two independent shopping streets of Alexandra Road and Hill Road to make it look like an enchanted forest at night.
They are switched on at 3pm every night and there are also other lights on Hill Road and Alexandra Road. The park itself is a beautiful place to visit in the day too as dozens of squirrels charge around, up and down the trees.
It's also just a short walk from the seafront and Clevedon Pier.
Here are some of my pictures of the Clevedon Christmas lights (you can click on each picture to see my designs of Clevedon too):
And the Discover Clevedon post on Instagram about the lights too:
Eco-Friendly, Handmade Christmas Gifts, Stocking Fillers: Cushions, Napkins, Tea Towels, Lavender Bags
Did you know? I've also created a limited range of eco-friendly, hand-made cushion covers, napkins, tea towels and lavender bags with my designs on.
They are made from recycled polyester and organic cotton, highlight animals that are at risk of extinction and make great environmentally-conscious Christmas gifts and stocking fillers!
SCROLL DOWN TO SEE A SAMPLE OF THE ECO-FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
There's my Paradise collection -- featuring orang-utans, Sumatran tigers, green peacocks and clouded leopards. And my British insects collection -- featuring bumblebees, the Chalkhill blue butterfly, the silver skipper spotted moth and the swallowtail butterfly.
I sourced the recycled fabrics from a UK company and the covers, napkins and tea towels were put together by a local Clevedon-based seamstress. The lavender bags were created from offcuts from the other products, meaning none of the fabric I bought went to waste.
This is a limited edition range that I'm really proud of -- once they are gone, they are gone! -- and think they make the perfect eco-friendly Christmas stocking stuffers!
Visit my Etsy store to see the products. I've also sold the patterns as rolls of fabric, and they can be adapted to any other product too (such as adult and child matching aprons, wallpaper, mugs, etc..). My vector illustrations can be scaled up to any size (I've recently created some bespoke wall art for a client). So if that's something you'd be interested in, then please get in touch through the contact page.
See a sample of the eco-friendly and handmade cushions, napkins, tea towels and lavender bags below.
Puffins are my favourite birds, so this year I released these puffin Christmas cards.
I've seen puffins on the beautiful Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, once. We stayed in the lovely little town of Seahouses and went for walks on the massive beaches before heading up to the North York Moors and having an amazing fish and chips at the Magpie in Whitby. I've also seen puffins on Skomer Island, off the Pembrokeshire coast, twice -- where it involved a very early start and drive across Wales because you can't book tickets on the boat, it's first come first served.
Anyway, my puffin Christmas cards are available to buy on my Etsy page here.
They are also available as part of my Christmas birds pack (featuring robins, partridges and owls) on my Etsy page here.
I've also got this non-Christmas puffin greetings card for sale on my Etsy.
As with all my cards, they are printed on thick recycled paper, come with an envelope made from recycled paper and are packaged in a biodegradable packet.
These images are also available as one-off prints, please get in touch via the contact page if you would like something customised.
🚨 COMPETITION & DISCOUNT NEWS 🚨
Win 1 pack of my newly released 4x CIevedon Pier coasters -- worth £16 -- to celebrate their launch.
All you have to do is find this golden ticket:
It is located in one of 30 packs of 4x Clevedon Pier and Town Centre cards (of which 20% profit of the Curzon cards goes to the support the cinema) that are for sale on my Etsy store only.
To be in with a chance, buy the cards here. Good luck!
You can also buy the pack of 4x Clevedon Pier coasters here.
In other news, the limited run of Clevedon Pier 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles have now arrived and are ready for dispatch. There are a number limited of puzzles left. Buy here.
And... I'm offering a 15% discount to people who spend more than £40 on any items in my Etsy shop in November. The discount is applied automatically at checkout.
All Clevedon Pier purchases also get a free Clevedon Pier magnet.
Clevedon Pier cards and Clevedon Pier prints are also available to buy via my Etsy.
Excited to reveal that you can now pre-order a pack of 4 coasters of Clevedon Pier.
Each pack comes with 4 different designs -- regular visitors to the pier in north Somerset, England, may recognise three of the illustrations as they've featured on my cards and prints before. But the fourth design, bottom right below, is a brand new one for 2020.
I've only got a limited number for sale before Christmas 2020.
They are printed on Melamine, have cork backs and will arrive in a box.
You can pre-order via my Etsy page -- they should be dispatched by December 4, 2020.
Buy Clevedon Pier coasters through my Etsy shop here.
I also have a range of other products of Clevedon Pier, where One Direction filmed the music video for "You & I."
Visit my Etsy for more information.
You can also put yourself into one of my existing illustrations, get in touch via the contact page for more information, and I offer a bespoke art / illustration service for people looking for that extra special gift or reminder of a special moment, day or place.
Living near Bristol, I've crossed the beautiful Clifton Suspension Bridge countless times and I always marvel at what an amazing structure it is!
To pay tribute, I designed this Clifton Suspension Bridge Christmas card that's available to buy on my Etsy store here.
It's printed on thick recycled paper and comes with an envelope made of recycled paper and a biodegradable corn starch bag.
I've also illustrated the Clifton Suspension Bridge as a non-Christmas scene card, and it is available as a print on request.
You can also put yourself into the picture. Please get in touch via the contact page if this is something you may be interested in.
Today I'm releasing my brand new design -- my London Christmas card.
It features a couple walking hand in hand on London's South Bank, with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Portcullis House in the background.
There's even a cameo from a little London fox and some pigeons.
The card is printed on thick recycled paper and comes with an envelope made of recycled paper. It is packaged in a corn starch biodegradable bag.
Buy London Christmas card through my Etsy shop here.
Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year, so it's not a surprise to people who know me that I love designing things for the festive period.
My other Christmas cards include:
Clevedon Pier Christmas card.
Clevedon Curzon Cinema Christmas card.
Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge Christmas card.
Wells Cathedral Christmas card.
Somerset Christmas card.
Puffin Christmas card.
Partridge Christmas card.
Owl Christmas card.
Robin Christmas card.
Street Art Graffiti Christmas card.
I've also designed bespoke Christmas cards for clients. Get in touch via the contact page if this is something you'd like to talk about.
Delighted to announce that some of my animal-themed and Bristol prints will be available to bid on at this year's online Christmas auction raising money for Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary in Barrow Gurney, near Bristol.
Bidding is open from 6pm on Sunday, November 22 until 6pm on Sunday, December 6.
How can you take part?
Visit the sanctuary's auction post on Facebook here.
Then, to bid, you comment on the photo of the item you want with your bid (in whole £s). If you're outbid, you'll get a notification and can then bid again.
Wells in Somerset is the smallest city in England, and it's also one of the most beautiful!
I've spent quite a bit time in Wells. I worked for a company based there and even had a stall at a couple of the city's Christmas markets, so it was great fun to illustrate Wells Cathedral and The Bishop's Palace for these Somerset Christmas cards.
Buy Wells Christmas cards from my Etsy shop here.
Fun fact: Wells has played host to lots and lots of films and television shows -- including Doctor Who, Poldark, Wolf Hall and Hot Fuzz.
These cards are also available as prints, or you can put yourself into the picture for an extra special gift. Get in touch via the contact page.
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I am an artist, illustrator and graphic designer in Somerset, England. My illustrations are used on cards, prints and homewares. I create one-off bespoke illustrations. I’m passionate about the environment and sustainable living and want to make a difference to the throwaway fashion market we're in.