A collaboration with 12 other local artists to create a limited colour palette group piece made up of individual thought provoking artworks based on Environmental Impact issues.
My chosen environmental issue was relating to the devestation of deforestation and the loss of habitat due to the production of oil palm.
A digital interpretation of my Hex Wall artwork as a winning design for Cool Earth Action.
Cool Earth is a charity that supports the native residents of the rainforests to prevent further destruction and educate on promoting healthy rainforest growth for the future.
Self directed seamless pattern working with my own ideas and interests to create an illustrative design.
Initial motifs of ginkgo leaves and red pandas to create a simple one-directional seamless repeat for sale.
One of numerous design briefs completed for Totsbots, an internationally recognised reusable nappy company based in Scotland.
I have worked with Totsbots on more than 50 designs between 2016-2020.
Completion of a mock brief set by a company I was in the running of working with and successful down to the top 3 candidates.
The brief was as follows -
Own Design: Fashion Accessory to fit into Fruit Theme.
1x own design bag, purse or wallet.
Consider any embellishments and design details, colour and quirky elements.
Market - female 18-40.
Part of a mock brief from 'Make It In Design'. I was tasked to create a fun gift wrap and gift accessories collection in a theme of my own choosing. I was particularly inspired by psychadelia from 1960's and 1970's album artwork, posters and fabrics. Subsequently, this design was sold exclusively for fabric wholesale purchase.
A duo of exclusive designs for a client using hand painted elements with watercolour and digital collaging.
Many of my clients as a designer specialised in childrenswear, usually requiring fun, colourful prints.
A collection of some of the surface patterns exclusively created for Sprout Organic from 2016-2020.
Sprout Organic specialises in ethical, organic clothing; a moral effort that is particularly in line with my own interests.
A competition winning design from my time studying at 'Make It In Design'. Judged and awarded by Fashion Formula in 2019.
A collection of personal illustrations, completed in my leisure time. Practicing new software and exploring stylised human form and breaking the boundaries of realistic proportioning and shape.
An interpretation of the loveable characters Lyra, her daemon Pantelimon and Iorek Byrnison from my absolute favourite trilogy of books by Phillip Pullman.
These are the only books I could comfortably indulge in again and again!
A personal project exploring simple illustrative portraiture from reference photography.
Inspired by Rankin's beauty portraits and use of colour, I created a series of portraits using extreme make up as a part of my studies into artistic process during my Foundation Art course.
Other explorations in portraiture; The practice of blind drawing while using my hand to 'trace' the contours of my face. Without removing the media from the paper. Charcoal and Pastels.
Wildly different from the conformity of the digital drawing I am used to, but an enjoyable task I would happily revisit again and again.
Observational quick-sketch portraits of a fellow student, Jed, using bound tools during my Foundation Art course.
Sketchbook excerpts from Foundation Art studies into artistic process.
Drawing inspiration from Marc Bauer's 'Mal Etre' exhibition at the De La Warr Pavillion. My response is based on the ethical dilemma of overfishing. Referenced from photographic image by David Fleetham.
Willow and Compressed Charcoals, Eraser.
A1 test sheet. Mark making with quink and indian ink, manipulations caused by candlewax, pva glue, gesso and bleaching methods.
One of my favourite elements of my time studying Foundation Art has been the freedom of explorative mark making and use of materials I'm not comfortable with.
As a part of my Foundation Art studies I explored various techniques to create a wearable sculpture and market it for exhibition. I chose to work with ink and origami folding techniques to create a headpiece.
The headdress then inspired my poster design to create a striking piece of visual communication that had a clear narrative of the subject matter and theme of the mock exhibition.
Sketchbook excerpts: As a part of my Foundation Art studies into process, mark making and colour I was influenced by Fiona Rae (in particular her Panda series) to create this inspired piece using a variety of painting, stencil and collaging techniques.
Fiona Rae inspired piece: I was particularly pleased with the final outcome. With a familiar use of bold colour I was seated within my comfort zone enough, but the variety of materials and techniques used encouraged me to push boundaries to create a piece that presents multiple.