Saturday, 29 June 2013

Bacon pattern

Another food pattern, oops!... 
This one was kind of a challenge because I've never (really) painted meat before. Well, I have illustrated burgers and hot dogs but being vegetarian I always tend to imagine they are the veggie version.
I don't even know what bacon tastes like so, this pattern is for you meat lovers!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

H for hot dog

I'm thinking of making a series of flash cards like this, good idea? 
Here's a Chicago-style hot dog - which would have made me very hungry if only it was veggie! 

Friday, 21 June 2013

Sneak peek

Some 'work in progress' pictures of a project I've been working on, I can't wait to show you the result!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Food patterns

I love to create patterns - even if they can be a real pain to make! I wish I could get them printed into fabric or wrapping paper... What do you think?

Monday, 10 June 2013

Piña colada & cheeseburger

I've been quite busy this week, I'm working on a new exciting project and I can't wait to reveal it all!
Meanwhile, here are two new food illustrations - my favourite subject to paint as you may have noticed!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The past few weeks in pictures

One of my favourite charity shop finds!

Beautiful gift from Jim

Another great charity shop find!

Barnaby the donkey

My friend Gary sent me a package full of japanese goodies! I can't wait to try the matcha/sakura Kitkat!

Sunday, 2 June 2013


Geiko & Maiko

I've always been fascinated by Japan, I love the culture, architecture, food... So I decided to base a personal project on it. I don't think I've enjoyed painting so much since a long time.

And I've learnt a few things too. Did you know that during their first year of apprenticeship Maikos are not allowed to wear lipstick on their top lip? This is how you recognise a Maiko from a Geisha.
Also, they paint their faces because many years ago the only source of lighting was candle light and the white would reflect better.
(This is a great documentary if you're interested)

One of my biggest dreams is to visit Japan (especially during Sakura Season).

So, here are the first illustrations I've done - the collection will hopefully grow every month!

Taiyaki, Mitarashi-dango, Matcha donut, Ichigo daifuku, Peko lollipop and Anmitsu
Natto gohan & Sekihan

Hayao Miyazaki 

And a sushi pattern!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Cat Tee Mission

My Bosco & Ollie t-shirt is finally available in the different Cat Tee Mission shops!

*Use the code 'MYSHIRT2013' at check out and get 15% off all tee shirts from 3rd-7th June in both the US and UK shops to celebrate Tshirt Day*

The products are for sale for only one month and all the profits will be donated to many charities around the world.

I've also created these patterns for the iPhone covers.

This leopard is now in the Big Cats section of the shops. I painted it for
the African Cat Appeal which support the N/a’an ku se Wildlife Foundation and Harnas Wildlife Foundation based in Namibia.

I've really loved working with Sarah Menzies, thanks again for asking me to participate!

More info here:

Sarah Menzies, creator of Cat Tee Mission and her two cats Bosco & Ollie!