Mussels, Clams, Barnacles & Snails
Down by the docks in St Ives the brick walls that are built by the sea are completely caked in thick layers of seaweed. Here I have put my artwork alongside the original photograph I took. I believe the possibilities for artistic inspiration while looking at this oceanic vegetation to be endless. Jewellery comes to mind and as does fabric design.
|Shells My Grandma Collected|
Beach Inspired Gold Velveteen Embroidered Box
Plants & Creepy Crawlies
Here is a set of some of the photographs I have taken of bugs and plants over the years. From left to right:
|a cluster of insect eggs - likely centipede, autumnal ferns, ladybug, dew adorned spiderweb, succulent spiral, large garden spider, spider resting on morning glory, cotoneaster and snail.|
I've been a big fan of fungi since I can remember, but it's only in the past few years that I have started to document my fascination. I mostly express it through photography - however I find myself drawing them often too even if it's just a doodle. Here I have arranged some of my favourite specimens. The photographs were taken in either London or Oxford in graveyards and woodlands. I'd love to be a good mushroom identifier, but I'm really quite hopeless as there are just so many hundreds of different types. I aspire to learn the magic of mycology in the near future. Until then I can tell you that I am 99% sure that the one on the bottom left is a cluster of pink oysters.
Mushroom Adorned Tree
Using some of my own photographs as primary material I created this digital painting of a tree cloaked in mushrooms and boasting some ferns, forget-me-nots and a peacock butterfly. The sections of the tree are all coloured differently; some with a gradient effect. The starry sky and crescent moon background is simple but dreamy and effective and doesn't deduct from the main subject of the piece which is of course the tree. This piece is from the graphic illustration project I am currently working on in my foundation course called 'Angel's Aren't Real' which is a book I am working on about alien hybrids, spirits, the sixth sense and the relationship between mother nature and god.
Pulp Fiction Poster
|Graphics A level final piece featuring characters Butch, Jules, Vincent and Mia Wallace.|
Chey & Gavin
This is a digital painting I did of my sister and her boyfriend as a christmas present for her. I put a lot of work in - using a colour picker to pick up colours from the original photograph of the two of them I managed to create a mosaic like effect with my brush strokes. If you look at Gavin's arm you can see it is made up of hundreds of slightly varying shades of skin tone.
My Shop - Best Selling Designs
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Mirrored Circular Pattern
Here I have created a symmetrical circular pattern from a black quarter circle patterned digital drawing. By repeating and by mirroring the image horizontally/ vertically or both I have managed to create this mandala-esque pattern. It works well as a repeat pattern.
Patterns - A Colourful Collection
Gemini And Mushroom Adorned Tree Bags