The Snow Child pricks her finger on a rose thorn and shortly after dies. 
An interesting reading of Angela Carter’s ‘The Snow Child’ is that the blood drawn by the rose thorn is symbolic of the girl’s first menstruation. As she is the physical embodiment of a King’s “perfect female” fantasy she dies when entering womanhood to remain an unattainable (and certainly an unrealistic) object of desire. 
Mixed media: gouache, acrylic + blue animation pencil 

The Snow Child pricks her finger on a rose thorn and shortly after dies. 

An interesting reading of Angela Carter’s ‘The Snow Child’ is that the blood drawn by the rose thorn is symbolic of the girl’s first menstruation. As she is the physical embodiment of a King’s “perfect female” fantasy she dies when entering womanhood to remain an unattainable (and certainly an unrealistic) object of desire. 

Mixed media: gouache, acrylic + blue animation pencil 

The Snow Child. Angela Carter.
0.5 Mech Pencil

The Snow Child. Angela Carter.

0.5 Mech Pencil

Death of the old and birth of the new. The now.
Watercolour and acrylic on hot-pressed Fabriano.

Death of the old and birth of the new. The now.

Watercolour and acrylic on hot-pressed Fabriano.

Do you prefer to read in a print book or on a digital screen based platform? I am currently researching this as part of my dissertation.

Please take this short survey to indicate your preference :)

Valentine, birthday and blank art cards. 
Please contact me if interested in buying any.

Valentine, birthday and blank art cards. 

Please contact me if interested in buying any.

Did a quick fun illustration of this piece from Christian Dior’s Haute Couture Spring-Summer show. Silhouette 46 from the collection. 
Loved the red lips against the tamer colours in the clothes. Had to get my paints out :)

Did a quick fun illustration of this piece from Christian Dior’s Haute Couture Spring-Summer show. Silhouette 46 from the collection. 

Loved the red lips against the tamer colours in the clothes. Had to get my paints out :)

Feeling moody? 
Quick paint test on Fabriano.

Feeling moody? 

Quick paint test on Fabriano.

'The Picture' currently exhibiting in the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. All shortlisted entries will be showing there till the 6th of April. 

'The Picture'
Submitted to and shortlisted for The Serco Prize for Illustraiton 2014.
Gouache on Fabriano.
“Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ told in the pattern of Dorian’s waistcoat whilst his gnarled portrait protrudes from his tie. Amongst the characters are landmarks and London horse-buses. ”
Buy a print HERE

'The Picture'

Submitted to and shortlisted for The Serco Prize for Illustraiton 2014.

Gouache on Fabriano.

Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ told in the pattern of Dorian’s waistcoat whilst his gnarled portrait protrudes from his tie. Amongst the characters are landmarks and London horse-buses. ”

Buy a print HERE

Giant sketch post. Influenced by art deco, 1930s jazz age and a few ancient cultures….