Category Archives: friends

dog portraits

While I was in Hong Kong last month, I helped out my friend Alex, who runs Dogalicious, a healthy dog food company, at his stand at the pink dot festival. I offered pet portraits of people’s dogs, in exchange for … Continue reading

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Hawaii conference

In September, after a short holiday on the Big Island, I went to Oahu with my friends Katie Baldwin and Yoonmi Nam, to attend the 3rd International Mokuhanga Conference at Honolulu University. We installed Into the Fold, an exhibition of … Continue reading

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friends that never met

Michael McConnell, at Fayes Bench Gallery in San Francisco, created an art project ‘Friends That Never Met’ where instagram friends would pair up and create a piece of collaborative art embracing their online friendship; a chance to work on something … Continue reading

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mi-lab

I’m in Kawaguchiko, Japan, for the next few weeks, on a mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock) printmaking artists residency with mi-lab. It’s in a beautiful location in a small town on the edge of the lake at the foot of Mt Fuji. … Continue reading

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London wedding

My brother-in-law got married this weekend in London, and it was a beautiful day.I sketched as much as I could, and loved seeing how my designs were used on the day. For Luke & Amy’s wedding stationery, I started with … Continue reading

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London week three

This week, I visited more museums, and happily spent time sketching. These were both taken in the V & A my most very favourite museum in the world.And then at the weekend, a visit to the Cotswolds. We stayed in … Continue reading

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London

I’m in the UK for a while, and working hard, while trying to fit in some visits and exhibitions when I can. Here’s a sketch I did today watching my niece and her dance group in the little town of … Continue reading

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women’s march

I want to share my love and support for everyone who is out this weekend marching, all over the world, showing that they care, about equality, diversity, and inclusion, and most especially about the future of the planet itself. We … Continue reading

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osechi

Hope the year has started out well for you all. We had our Japanese New Year osechi meal at home…and I made extra so we could have it again with a different set of friends…Hope this year will be bountiful!

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Hong Kong

I’m in Hong Kong at the moment, working on all sorts of projects, and loving being back after far too long. I had breakfast at the retro Hoi On Cafe with a friend and did a quick sketch..I adored the … Continue reading

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