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Penorama banner illustration for Cult Pens
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Last month I was thrilled to be asked to illustrate the banner for Cult Pen’s newsletter, Penorama. I decided on a Celtic knotwork theme, using lettering based on those found in the Lindisfarne Gospels, and incorporating my Celtic dragons. The … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Tree Funghi
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Back with another funghi inspired colour inspiration swatch, this one from a walk in Thornley Woods this weekend. As always, you can find the colour swatch over at Adobe Color CC, and download it to use in your artwork. Have … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Host of Mushrooms
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A beautful host of mushrooms found on a recent walk. As always, this colour inspiration swatch is free for you to download over at Adobe Color CC and use in your artwork. Have fun!

It’s my book’s first birthday! Sale on now!
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A year ago I published my first book, the “Celtic Knotwork Colouring Book”. It was the result of two years of work, and I self-published it, doing all the illustrations, book layout, photography, working out how best to publish it, … Read More

Illustrations for Consett Children’s Book Trail
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Recently I was really pleased to be asked to create the illustrations and map and lay out the leaflet for the Consett Children’s Book Trail which starts tomorrow. The trail has been organised by Briary Local, who have set up … Read More

Yarn and fibre clear out!
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I’m having a huge clear out of my yarn and fibre stash, items that caught my eye at yarn festivals years ago and that have been untouched ever since! I have plenty to browse through below, clicking on a picture … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Guelder Rose
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The beautifully vibrant colours of this guelder rose (viburnum opulus) stopped us in our tracks on a lovely walk around the local area in last Friday afternoon’s sunshine. As well as the glowing red and green leaves, the berries looked … Read More

8th anniversary celebration! And a free colouring page too :)
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Press for Design is 8 years old today! Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me over the years, whether by hiring me as your graphic designer, buying some of my artwork or my book, coming along to a … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Poppy Head
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Photographed in our allotment today. Download the colour swatch from Adobe Color CC and feel free to use it in your artwork. Enjoy!