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New Year Catch Up

Dearest Pigeon Fanciers,

Happy New Year ! I’ve got lots to show you, from what I’ve been up to during the festive season, to more recent work I’ve been steadily pecking away at.

Collages

As you may have seen in my previous post, I’ve been having lots of fun making collages in the past few months.

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When I get the chance, I love to screen print in the Drawn in Bristol studio in Hamilton House.

I made a series of two-colour Happy Cactus and Platypus cards:

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I also worked on a much bigger scale, making A2 prints of a group of canopic jars I’d previously drawn in Bristol museum. I tried making the detail as minimal as possible – one colour per jar:

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I also made a two-colour screen print of a drawing I’m working on for a picture book:

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Shops

My screen printed cards and prints were then displayed in the Print Shop, a pop-up by shop filled with only hand-printed products, in Quakers Friars, Bristol. They also did a lovely Meet the Printmaker blog on me and the work I had in the shop.

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I also had my work in Objets de Desir, a pop-up shop in Cabot Circus, Bristol, with a range of hand-made products, over the Christmas season. They also did a nice blog, Spotlight On…Pigeon Illustration, on me and my work.

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Exhibitions

I teamed up with Hare Raising Designs in December to do a joint exhibition at the Parlour Showrooms on Park Street, Bristol. Sadly it was one of the last exhibitions there before they closed the space at the end of the year.

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My work is currently hanging in the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol for their exhibition Let Me Illustrate II, which will be up until the 1st of February:

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Current Work

During the last week or so I’ve been working on some Wild West themed pieces, experimenting with different techniques and colour palettes:   GunslingerIMG_4990Cacti-and-Bird
That’s about all for now, thanks for visiting and you can keep up with my work on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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Back from Hibernation

Hello again!

I have a lot of catching up do!

I haven’t posted for a while due to being forcibly occupied with the real world, as opposed to the world of Pigeon that exists in my head. In this world I imagine that anyone who is reading this, (or even knows I exist – Mum are you still reading these posts?) believes that there really is a city-pigeon sitting at a desk typing away with it’s beak after a hard days work scavenging and sketching.

So! Here is a rough round up of everything I have been up to in last few months.

In August I was part of an exhibition in Hamilton House, Bristol with Bethan Buss aka Boodle, Jenny MacKendrick aka Stitch Ink and Rebekah Leigh-Marshall.

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Our pretty stall in a sunny corner

Our pretty stall in a sunny corner

Pimms and cake for the opening night

Pimms and cake for the opening night

You can see the full exhibition here.

In September got to exhibit with Stitch Ink again in the Grain Barge in Bristol through Drawn in Bristol.

Beaver and Finches

Winged Beaver and Finches

Goldfinch

Hand Screen Printed Goldfinch

Hand Screen Printed Brambling

Hand Screen Printed Brambling

Winged Beaver

Winged Beaver

In November I was in an exhibition in Bristol at the Parlour Showrooms with Rachel Falber of Hare Raising Designs and Tina Altwegg of Winged Fox Designs

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View from Park Street, Bristol

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Setting up

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My wall of work

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I’m an Elephant Shrew, how do you do?

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Swinhoe’s Pheasant

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Goldfinch. Hand screen printed

You can also see the full exhibition online here.

Meanwhile I had been working on some drawings:

Birds…

Kakapo

Kakapo

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Kakapo penned

In the process of being coloured

In the process of being coloured

Great Crested Grebe

Crested Grebe

Smew

Smew

Coot

Coot

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Swinhoe’s Pheasant

Little birds

Little birds

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Seabirds

Seabirds

Skylark

Skylark

Woodlark

Woodlark

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Shorelark and Lapland Bunting

Cirl Bunting

Cirl Bunting

Cirl Bunting in the process of being coloured

Cirl Bunting in the process of being coloured

Experimenting with an idea I had of Photobombing animals…

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And various other drawings…

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Then there was Christmas where I had stock in Paper Scissors Stone through Made in Bristol and saw my last month in BS8

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Stag

The stag's conversion to a Christmas stag

The stag’s conversion to a Christmas stag

Christmas stock

Christmas at BS8

A Pigeon's Alternative to The 12 Days of Christmas

A Pigeon’s Alternative to The 12 Days of Christmas

Ducky Goosey T-shirts

Ducky Goosey T-shirts

Christmas at Paper Scissors Stone

Christmas at Paper Scissors Stone

More recently I have been developing sketchbook drawings…
ceramic chicken crop eskimo seagull crop Mexican skull crop Ugly chicken crop Ugly patterned bird crop bird with mans head crop

And making cover artwork for the Cheltenham Poetry Society and Armchair Committee…

Initial drawing for poetry book cover

Initial drawing for book cover for The Cheltenham Poetry Society

Final artwork

Final artwork

Initial song artwork

Initial drawing for Armchair Committee

Line layout of song artwork

Line layout of song artwork

Final artwork

Final artwork

And finally two pieces I made this week…

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Mexican Skull

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Owl Teapot


That’s about all for now, I’m looking forward to being inspired by Spring and the promise of warmer weather!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my work, lots of prints and products are available in my Society 6 shop. And you can keep up to date with regular posts on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages too.

Birdies

Hello! It’s lovely to see you checking out my work.
I have been busy preparing images for competitions, exhibitions and for Christmas.
This is the flyer I made for the Owl Making Day I will be taking part in at the Cheltenham Waterstones in November:
Here are a couple of ideas I have been working on for Christmas cards; a wrapped up robin and a turkey wearing a Christmas hat:This is an entry I made for the SBA 10×10 exhibition. They haven’t selected the work to go into the exhibition yet, so I don’t know if this will go up in it.

Bye until next time!

Books and Birds

Hi guys,
just a quick entry today to keep you up to date with my work. This is the second of two pieces I have made for a charity exhibition called sixbyeight:

Also, my work can be seen in the Cheltenham Waterstones at the top of the stairs of the first floor on the border of Costa Coffee.

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