Category Archives: things I’ve made

open studios 2016

Yes, it’s that time again! I’ll be showing prints at my workshop in Dogpatch, San Francisco, as part of the City’s ArtSpan openstudio weekends. I’ll be showing a selection of framed works, ready to hang:…and a variety of new unframed … Continue reading

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Animals Asia products

I was recently asked to design some products for the charity Animals Asia. These products are sold here and the profits go towards their work saving animals.I painted illustrations of wonderful moonbears, as I really love them and can’t stand … Continue reading

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Christmas cards

Something I’ve been thinking about for a long while is opening a little online shop to sell some exclusive Mariko products. I’m often designing for other brands and companies (which I love doing!) but I’d also like to start my … Continue reading

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Star Trek improv

I went to watch Phasers on Stun a Star Trek improv group in San Francisco and I absolutely loved it! The actors was so versatile, playing starship crewmembers, aliens, animals, and sometimes even playing two characters on stage at once.This … Continue reading

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Los Angeles

Went to stay with some friends in LA at the weekend and spent an afternoon in their lovely back yard.Summer the dog, an adorable labradoodle, helped me with my watercolour sketch…Long live the sunshine!

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Nathan’s wedding

My friend Nathan asked me to create some illustrations for his wedding invitations, and I came up with several ideas for the three different event cards. Each card had a slightly different level of formality, so I tried to accommodate … Continue reading

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watercolour sketches

I’ve been experimenting with watercolours these last few weeks, every time we’ve been to see the Pacific Ocean along the west coast.These two are beaches some way below Half Moon Bay…

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San Francisco snowdome

I’ve been working on a new etching this week for an exchange project between my print workshop and a gallery in Japan. The theme is ‘my San Francisco’ and I decided to go for the ultimate kitschy object, the snowdome. … Continue reading

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improv theatre

Last weekend we went to see The Iron Stage doing a Game of Thrones improv night in San Francisco, it was amazing! I did lots of sketches while I watched…I said hello to the cast afterwards and showed them my … Continue reading

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print exchange

I took part in a print exchange between my own print studio the Graphic Arts Workshop and the Print Club of Rochester which is now on show in the GAW gallery. There was no specific theme, so I decided to … Continue reading

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