This is Halloween, this is Halloween… My carved Jack O’ Lantern – Jack Skellington in pumpkin form is now glowing from within! All Hallow’s Eve is certainly a day boasting some tasty imagery to sink your fangs into and I couldn’t resist laying down my pens and taking up my trusty stanley knife to bring this pumpkin to fiery life -here’s to the Pumpkin King!

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day of the dead artworkI have been working on a set of skulls to celebrate the wonderfully visually rich holiday of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) creating a set of sugar skull broaches. These fine fellows have been laser engraved into beautiful cherry wood and are the perfect macabre adornment to coat or hat! To purchase one for your very own please visit my illustration shop!

There is also a lovely review of them on the Creative Review site – check that out here!

Frieze Art Fair Review

October 14, 2011

I took some time out to take a visit through the Frieze Art Fair in London yesterday, -some excellent works on the whole but quite a few that would fit handily into the categories The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! -here is a selection of some of the pieces that were highlights for me…

Grayson Perry freeze art fairGrayson Perry’s stunning tapestry, -a really beautiful piece of work with his characteristic illustrative style of blended folk art, nostalgia and personal histories woven into an epic wall sized fairy tale.

Frieze art fairI loved this bold installation piece by Doug Aitken, a multifaceted mirrored ‘Now’ which entices the viewer into its depths, staring into its reflected, distorted view of reality.

Freeze art 2011The beautifully illustrated works of Charles Avery, I love the economy of line and how he creates emotions in his drawings with his characters hunched against the outside with the weight of the world on their shoulders. Although the figures are often exaggerated and elegant in line, they can sum up the entire range of human nature in a couple of swift brush and pen strokes.

frieze art fairThis Tara Donovan sculpture really caught my eye as it is really beautiful and reminds me of  something other-worldly or perhaps evolved in the unexplored depths under the sea. It feels alive and almost half a creature. Beautiful, ethereal  and catching the light as well as the eye!

Day of the Dead Artwork!

October 12, 2011

Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull casematecase
Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull by FineDandy

I have created a one off iPhone case in honour of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Halloween -featuring two skulls for bonus macabre points! Click on the image above to get your mitts on this fellow and his sugar skull goodness!