One of my favourite projects to work on this year was a commissioned illustration of Clevedon's Queen's Square for the Clevedon Twilight Market.
The Clevedon Christmas Twilight Market is being held this Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 12noon to 7pm and will feature screenings from Clevedon's Curzon Cinema, which will be showing silent films and archive footage from the town.
See a reworked version of the illustration (which the market, Discover Clevedon, the Curzon and more have all shared on their social media pages!) encouraging people to shop local this Christmas below, and check out my illustrations of Clevedon which are for sale on my Etsy shop here. Also do get in touch if you'd like to commission a similar project!
The official switch-on of the Christmas lights in Clevedon town centre may have been postponed by Storm Arwen at the weekend, but they still switched the lights on and they are looking fantastic! Here are some photos I took around Clevedon Triangle on Saturday of the Clevedon Clock Tower, the "Merry Christmas Clevedon" sign which is in Clevedon's Queen's Square and the lovely lights on Clevedon Baptist Church. I've also posted a few pictures from the Clevedon Alexandra Gardens lights display on my blog and if you'd like to buy any of my illustrations of Clevedon for gifts, stocking fillers, etc.. then you can visit my Etsy shop here!
I'm excited to release a brand new Christmas card for 2021 of the beautiful shopping street of Hill Road in Clevedon, North Somerset!
Taking inspiration from my existing card featuring a festive Clevedon town centre and the iconic Curzon Cinema, I decided to change things up a little bit by designing a night-time scene, complete with some of the wonderful Christmas lights that are currently in the area. (see some of my pictures of the Light Up The Parks display on my blog here).
The card is available to buy on my Etsy shop here. For bulk orders or to stock in a shop, please email me via the contact form or on social media (Facebook and Instagram).
After the planned Clevedon Literary Festival was postponed in 2020 because of you know what, the event is finally coming to Clevedon on June 11/12, 2021! And I'm pleased to show off the map and flyer that I've designed for the event, which I also illustrated too. Someone has put the flyer up outside their house, below. All the details for the festival are on its Facebook page here.
The festival has also shared close ups of my map on its Instagram feed:
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The Clevedon Pier jigsaw puzzles are a limited run, I also have a limited edition of "Say Goodbye To 2020" posters of Clevedon Pier t..
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:
🚨 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.
I was really happy to sell out of my first ever Clevedon Pier jigsaw, that I released as a limited edition of just 5 last week.
Lots of people asked if there would be any more, so I've created an initial limited run of 20 of a new 1,000 piece Clevedon Pier jigsaw. This one is a landscape version of an illustration that I've never printed as a poster before.
Buy Clevedon Pier jigsaw puzzle via my Etsy here.
This jigsaw is made by Ravensburger, Europe’s leading jigsaw specialist.
It measures 70 x 50 cm and is made from recycled, extra-strong card.
See my other designs of Clevedon on my Etsy page -- including one of Clevedon's Curzon Cinema and Clevedon Pier with One Direction's Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik filming their 2014 music video for 'You & I.'
Please get in touch if you'd like a bespoke illustration -- or to put yourself into one of my existing prints for that extra special gift.
It's always a lovely surprise when a magazine drops through the door and some of my work is featured inside it!
The November 2020 edition of the Clevedon & Yatton Living magazine features a story -- on page 6 -- about the logo that I recreated to mark the 50th anniversary of the collapse of the beautiful Clevedon Pier in north Somerset, England,
The plaque was unveiled on the point where the pier actually collapsed by Julia Elton, the daughter of Sir Arthur Elton who founded the Clevedon Pier Preservation Trust.
I've illustrated Clevedon Pier in various ways over the last few years -- and turned them into Christmas cards, greetings cards, prints and even a jigsaw. Visit my Etsy for more info,
Here's the front page of this month's Clevedon & Yatton Living magazine too:
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.