To infinity (well, 2020) and beyond …

The end of one interesting year and the beginning of another. And I’m ready for your commissions! 2019 was the year our son left home, two sets of rubber stamps were released, we moved to a whole new life in Devon, the new business (see previous posts) was closed, we met new people, joined in…

Catching-up : June 2019

Since my last post in January, there has been a lot going on – so much that I’ve forgotten to post! Our son moved out leaving Julie and I free to re-assess our situation. So we did. We moved house, from central southern Hampshire to north Devon. It has been a long process. We had…

Pen and Lens Artwork Ltd

With the success of the first set of crafting stamps, we realised it was time to make things official. So we set up our business – Pen and Lens Artwork Ltd. I’m the pen, Julie is the lens. What we do is simple enough. Julie is a dab hand with the camera and captures images…

Big Day

For six months I have been working with Lesley and David Wharton, of Chocolate Baroque, craft stamp makers. Back in March one of my quirky ink buildings was spotted by Di Oliver (Tando Creative) who suggested that it would make a good rubber stamp. She put me in contact with Lesley, and, after a phone…

June 2018

Summer seems to have arrived now, and it is good to work in the studio with loads of natural light. Interest in my artwork is increasing. There are one-off commissioned pieces, and interest by a decorative rubber stamp manufacturer, and this week I have been asked to provide illustrations for a poetry anthology being written…

Back in dear old Blighty

The day after we returned it snowed! What a welcome. A couple of new posts have gone live. One of my favourite cars, the Shelby Cobra 427, was created with Derwent Grafix pens using only dots, a technique known as pointillism. That took longer than usual but I’m pleased with the result. Today I posted…