Eight years ago today I wrote my first ever blog post, my intention was to keep a sort of diary of things going on in around my studio. And I think that's what it still does.
I've charted a my venture away from working on design and illustration projects for publishers and into the realm of galleries and shops that now sell my own range of cards and prints.
The inspiration for my work come from what I see around me. Walks in the local countryside, and sometimes adventures further afield, is where the patterns of the landscape and the wildlife that lives there make impressions in my mind, ideas to be worked on and blended together.
I hope I've inspired you to look at the countryside near where you live, to peep through hedges and watch the seasons change.
Coming soon on PPPs . . .
When I decided to concentrate on working in linocut or woodcut, I had a dream . . . something I was vaguely aiming towards – that I'd be asked to contribute a regular illustration in a 'nice' magazine, maybe one about the countryside or perhaps about gardening.
Well, it's happened!
The April edition of Gardens Illustrated will include the first of my regular monthly illustrations for Frank Ronan's regular column which appears on the last page. I think April Gardens Illustrated will be for sale by next weekend, so I'll write more about working on the first illustration in the next blog post.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend