a bloody website!


p.s. work in progress...



when submitting for various competitions, it can bare fruit. the haggis balls were definitely worth travelling to Edinburgh for.
The event itself was a bit corporate (it was for a bank mind you) and the eventual winners all too predictable, unfortunately.

I love the pic though, actually, I just love my face. what a set of chops!



Doing competitions always feels like a little bit of a self advertising campaign as opposed to actually doing it for the cause itself. DAF (Design Against Fur) is the latest one. Looking at the previous winners, not to be modest, but I think with very little effort i've managed to outdo just about all of them. Reason: it appears that the "Judges" would benefit from actually having someone who represents the artistic community. The spew of crudely photoshopped posters that have been winning in the last few years with a blunt and vile catchphrase plastered on the front are poorly designed to say the least. Here's hoping, but if the previous winners are anything to go on...hmmm



recently completed a stop motion animation in collaboration with Becky McIvor and with help from Letty Bishop

link is here:



Spaghetti Man

I remember as a child, my favourite book was "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids". It has been published many times and illustrated over and over (I had the 1992 Puffin Published version).
I remember the story of The Spaghetti Man. Timothy didn't eat normal food and didn't help his mum, and she warned that The Spaghetti Man would come and take him, as well as all other disobedient children, and make them into different variations of pasta as a form of punishment.
I always remembered the description and the illustration that followed it, and it scared the crap out of me. I don't know what happened to my copy of the book, but decided to draw the Spaghetti man as I remembered him. Still scares the crap out of me!



This is a picture I was told to submit for a competition. I have to admit, it's not something that I would have chosen to promote corporate banking but it's better than my original piece that was titled "The Piggy Bank Fuckers!"
"Hold Onto Each Other"   "18x24"   Mixed Media Collage on Wood