Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Two Birds

Sometimes it really surprises me which of my illustrations become popular. This one of the bowling club house in Victoria park has sold the most so far...and to think I didn't even like it much when i finished it. Maybe there's something to learn from the simplicity and not overcrowd my work.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Birth Canal

At a recent antenatal class I became fixated on the term 'birth canal'. Could this be it?

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Street Bath

Household items always look so bizarre in the street. This bath tub outside my house particularly caught my eye.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011


Here's a mosaic of Emily on the Hill I made from tiles and glass collected on Brighton beach. Thanks to Tanja for a great mosaic workshop at Art on the Hill.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Bristol Docks

This is a favourite ice-cream van of mine, beneath the iconic Bristol cranes.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

A Snapshot in Time

On 11 August we asked the residents of Windmill Hill to take their cameras with them as they went about their daily lives. Despite the miserable weather lots of people got involved and sent in hundreds of photos.

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been busy putting the photos together into a 40 page book with some information about the local area. And today we received One Day in Windmill Hill back from the printers - it looks fantastic! And it’s ready just in time for the Windmill Hill arts trail.

If you want to buy a copy (£5 each) you’ll find One Day in Windmill Hill at the following places along the arts trail:

To see more on this photography project visit our facebook page 

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Party On Holmesdale

With a few friends, I organised a Royal Wedding street party for people living in and around Holmesdale Road last April.

We got traffic closure for the day and everyone helped to decorate the street with flags and delicious food. The sun shone and it was lovely relaxing in deck chairs with the neighbours.

Highlights of the day were seeing all the children covered in face paints, having a go on Alf’s buzzer game and sitting in the middle of my street with a glass of wine and a union jack cup cake. Rule Britannia!

Thanks to the members of the street party committee:
Andy Gibbard, my husband
Clare and Paul Gardner, our next door neighbours!

Just spotted myself in an illustration of the street party by local artist Ruth Whiter.
I'm the blond at the far end of the table if you want a closer look!

Come On You Reds!

Here’s the logo I made for the Victoria Park 5-a-side football team.

Twinkle Twinkle

At the end of last summer The Victoria Park Pub opened replacing the old Raymend. A big thanks to Luke, Ed & Dean for giving us a great new second home!

Just after opening I started up a music group for babies at the pub on Thursday mornings. Thanks to everyone who came along – I enjoyed having a good sing and met some really nice people in the area.

In March the group raised over £1,000 for Comic Relief with a 2 hour Nursery Rhyme-a-thon, harder than you think! The end of my second pregnancy has meant giving up the class as I barely have enough breath to talk let alone do the hokey cokey.