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Wallpaper at the Royal Shakespeare Company

November 7, 2015

wallpaper at RSC My Peter Pan wallpaper is hanging in the RSC Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon alongside their current exhibition – Make Believe: The Art Of Neverland. I really hope to get a chance to visit this exploration of artists’ interpretations of Peter Pan. It includes work by Paula Rego, Tom Gallant, Kerry Miller, Béatrice Coron and Andrea Dezsö as well as stage and set designs from the RSC show.

I also screenprinted some of the design onto fabric to create colourful cushions in the family activities area of the RSC.

Make Believe: The Art Of Neverland (3 October 2015 – 21 February 2016)

Scrooge Christmas Silhouettes

November 25, 2013

scrooges

Velvet & Dash Interiors have created a series of laser-cut metal silhouettes from my Scrooge design. You can buy these directly from Velvet & Dash and first orders receive 15% off. A perfect gift to cast particularly festive Alastair Sim-inspired shadows on mantlepieces everywhere this Christmas!

Silhouettes at Velvet & Dash

June 28, 2013

I’m excited about these new products created especially for Velvet & Dash Interiors. This Dorset-based interior design and styling company already sell an array of lovely rusty silhouttes to liven up any garden or indoor plants or candles. I’ve designed some wolves and a couple of characters from my Beastly Chronicles wallpaper to add to their collection.

You can buy them directly from http://www.velvet-dash.com

rusty silhouettes

 

new bauble commission for Oxford University

June 18, 2013

Oxford bauble

Here’s something I’ve been working on lately – a new commission especially for Oxford University shops. I’ve loved cutting out all the incredible buildings that are unique to the city and trying to fit them in a 10cm bauble.

Wolf T Shirts for sale again!

November 15, 2012

Since having recently moved house I’ve found my last remaining 30 wolf t shirts. The design is screenprinted onto asphalt American Apparel t shirts. You can buy one on the website if you go to Projects and then T Shirts.
My aim is to sell them all before Christmas!

Beastly Chronicles on MTV

October 2, 2012

My Beastly Chronicles wallpaper decorates the kitchen in the new MTV reality show The Valleys. I really like the style of the house. Here are some pics.

Of all the places my wallpaper hangs I’m sure these rolls will witness the most outrageous behaviour!

Someone has made a Peter Pan cake!

September 25, 2012

A friend saw this the other day on flickr and sent me the link… I love it! Someone has painstakingly recreated my Peter Pan wallpaper into edible 3D, painting and sculpting the scenes. I love the trees and the spooky little Wendy.

The cake was created by cake artist Nicola Shipley and you can follow her on twitter @fairycakesfaces

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Transylvania

August 27, 2012

… just got back from two weeks in Transylvania… definitely a fairytale land. This is one of the fortified churches (Viscri)

I’d love to go back in winter. The forests are full of bears, lynx and of course wolves!

bauble installation at Latitude Festival

July 17, 2012

I’ve had quite a lot of tweets/emails/facebook comments over the past few days in response to the seemingly plagiarised installation at Latitude this weekend which is identical to my work at Kensington Palace last July.

… However, it appears that Kensington Palace themselves have simply replicated the idea at Latitude – with another theme and presumably another artist. They are quite entitled to do this. Ownership of artwork and an idea when it’s created by a commissioning body and an artist together can be vague. I worked on the project together with the Outreach & Community Involvement Officer at Historic Royal Palaces.

It does present interesting questions though for artists when you work on interactive installations and don’t own the concept or the final artwork. Anyway I like Latitude and I’m pleased that all those juicy red baubles aren’t just going dusty in a palace attic.

Print on Prescription wins award!

July 8, 2012

I don’t often blog about Double Elephant Print Workshop projects (as they’re so well covered by my fab colleagues Claire and Cath on twitter and facebook) but last week we were particularly delighted to win the Arts & Health South West award for the inspirational work that Print on Prescription has achieved in the last two years.

This is the team at Mshed in Bristol where all the nominees presented their projects and we had a lunch and awards ceremony and all the lovely things that don’t happen much in our field of work. It was the first time in months that we’ve even all been together… printmaking and outreach work especially in rural Devon can be quite isolating. Anyway to find out more about Print on Prescription then follow Double Elephant on facebook/twitter or check out our website www.doubeelephant.org.uk