The Queen’s Sewing Machine

I took these photos of a 1931 Singer sewing machine over the weekend. The machine belongs to my friend's family and was used by her Grandmother who was a professional seamstress. My friend went on to say that she had been told that her Grandmother made items of clothing for Queen Elizabeth II, wow!! How could I resist the opportunity to photograph [...]

Old Singer

My little drawing called 'Old Singer', inspired by the Anderson family. This print is in an edition of 5. This is the 3rd limited edition print that I have given away as part of my FREE art giveaways. The idea of this process is to get my artworks in the lives and homes of the people [...]

Orange School Chair

I have been thinking about things that remind me of my old school days. I happened to be in a high school the other day and noticed a blue version of the exact chairs that I recall from my childhood. It prompted me to do a little coloured pen sketch in the bright orange they used to be. Let me know what you remember and I'll [...]

Old and New

I was given a sketch book by my Grandma a few years back. It was owned by J.W.Miles, my great, great, great, great, great (im not sure how many!) Grandpa's drawing book. I found it on my bookshelf the other day and tried to copy one of the amazing drawings he did, way back in August [...]

Packing and posting

Just been packaging up my limited edition print 'Remember these?' ready to send these out to the lovely people who asked for one :) Thanks to LucylovesYa, Janine, Nicola, Dave, Cassie and Kirsty for taking an interest in my artwork. A little bonus sketch has been added to my packaging. More art giveaways coming soon

Remember these? FREE print giveaway

I am giving away 10 limited edition prints of the "Remember These?" artwork this week. These illustrations come from some of my recent drawings related to memorable objects. If you were an 80s child you probably remember playing with some of these toys - leave me a comment below if you recognise any of the above! [...]

‘Mastered’ MA Exhibition Private View – Tonight!

Tonight is the private view event for 'Mastered' and my exhibition 'Retrieval Cue' will be displayed as part of this show for the first time. Everyone welcome, so please come along to to Hanover Fine Art Studios at the University of Central Lancashire from 17:30 - 20:30 this evening. The exhibition by UCLan artists will also [...]

The Memory Van at AND Festival’s Mobile Republic

I had a fantastic day on Friday as artist in residence in one of the Mobile Republic caravans in Avenham Park. I spent the day chatting to visitors & collecting memory donations which became part of the installation within the caravan. I even had a visit from the Olympic Torchbearer, Rachael Whitehead, who donated her memory of [...]

Memory donation session at the Preston Guild with AND: Mobile Republic

Great news - this weekend my memory collection process will be on the road and will be taking up residency in one of Mobile Republic's art caravans. The caravans are a part of the Abandon Normal Devices festival of new cinema, digital culture & art. The touring exhibition form part of the Preston Guild 2012 celebrations in Avenham [...]

MA Exhibition – Retrieval Cue

An exploration into the residue of memory through collaborations and collections. Opening up an individual's anecdotes to the perspective of others. Creating a collection that enables the artist, collaborator and audience to record and engage with the delicate and changeable nature of memory. Private View: Wednesday 12th September 5.30 - 8.30 - all welcome Exhibition [...]