I am very excited to announce that I will be exhibiting my set of Cock Robin paintings in Castle Gates Library in Shrewsbury from Monday 9th September! The paintings will be on display there until 19th October, along with a first edition copy of my book 'The Death of Cock Robin'. The exhibition will then be followed by an event on Thursday 24th October at University Centre Shrewsbury which will feature a performance by myself, as I present my own interpretation of the rhyme;
At last, my book The Death of Cock Robin, the culmination of my Masters Degree and almost two years of work and research, is now available to purchase! The limited-edition volume includes the original text of the old English Nursery Rhyme ‘The Death of Cock Robin’ with my own additional verses, accompanied by a series of 15 watercolour and gouache illustrations depicting the animals in the story (reproduced at life size). To expand upon the illustrated story the book also inc
Here is a preview of what I am calling a 'prototype' copy of my Cock Robin book. The illustrations in these first copies unfortunately came out with inaccurate colours, due to a discrepancy with the computer screen I was using to prepare them on, but I am very happy with the quality and look of the book itself. I will be having them reprinted correctly before they are available to purchase. One of these samples will accompany my original paintings in the Aberystwyth School of
I am delighted to say that my Rook picture, from the Cock Robin sequence, was awarded 1st prize in the Shropshire Open Art Competition 2018!
I was absolutely gabberflasted to receive such an honour, and was so happy that people responded so well to the work.
The Rook and the Robin from the series are both currently on show in Gallery3 at the Gateway centre in Shrewsbury, along with the myriad of interesting entries to this years competition. It is a gallery at which I am
I am sorry that I have not posted any updates since May, it has been a very busy and stressful time, and unfortunately despite my efforts I have had to postpone the completion of my MA and the printing of my Cock Robin book, until May 2019. The illustrations have been taking so much time and energy to get right, I simply was not capable of completing them all in time for exhibition this month, especially not alongside the myriad less creative concerns that have sappe
From the set of Cock Robin illustrations I have so far finished, a choice selection from the series of 15 paintings, to whet your appetite! Cock Robin is dead. Who killed Cock Robin? "I" said the Sparrow, "With my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin!" Who will make his shroud? "I" said the Beetle, "With my thread and needle, I shall make his shroud." Who will be the parson? "I" said the Rook, "With my little book, I shall be the parson." All pieces are painted with watercolour
Greetings once again! Alas, I have neglected to keep the blog updated throughout the Summer, but a new term of my MA course has begun, and I am moving ahead with my 'Cock Robin' illustrated book. I will endeavour to keep the site alive hence-forth! For now; here is a round up of some of my sketchbook work over the past months, through which I have been studying the various British bird and creature species featured in the old rhyme, and figuring out designs for the illuminate
I completed a second 'rough' attempt at a page from a possible Cock Robin book. The text was done fairly lazily just to work through one way of incorporating it, but I'm discarding this layout as too unwieldy, particularly for the context of a small 'pocket size' book. The image was painted with my usual watercolour, ink and gouache. #robin #folklore #song #lyrics #cockrobin