Sunday, 30 June 2013

London Zoo 2013 Part 2

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I could stay with the penguins all day, I am not sure about if they can see us humans looking at them through the glass or not but it definitely seems like it as they show off and come really close and look straight at us.

In an ideal world there would be no zoo's and lot's of nature for wild animals and no conflict between humans and animals and all that, but now unfortunately there is and event though I don't like caged animals, I like conservation and feel unbelievably lucky that I can go and get eye to eye and observe amazing creatures close like this and with especially the penguins I have to say that I think London Zoo has done a great job and given them an amazing space.

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Almost looks cute but a bite would kill you.

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I love the expression in this monkeys face!

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That's it from me, for once the sun is shining in London so I am going out to enjoy it while it lasts!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

London Zoo 2013 part 1

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I took today off and went to London Zoo and for once the sun was shining and we had a nice summer day here in London and here are some pics;

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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Monster Making Workshop

Here are some pictures from yesterday's Monster Making Worskop in the Roundhouse, in Myatt's Field's Park in Camberwell.

Thanks to everyone who dropped by and to Mina_milk for all the great photos, I had such a great day! 

 Tiger and Spider monsters

Monsters by Oliver, 5 years old

Monsters by Jamie, 4 years old

Wow, there's a real Russian monster in the window!

Our Monster exhibition is growing.

 Thanks to Kelly, Camberwell Arts Festival for arranging it all!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Let's make some Monsters!

This Saturday, 22/6, I will be taking part in Camberwell's Art Festival and hold a Monster Making Workshop for children and all monster lovers at;

The Roundhouse
Myatt's Fields Park
Knatchbull Road
London SE5 9RA

The workshop is admissions free and will be on drop in basis between 11-3PM.

Hope to see you there!

You can download your Camberwell Arts Festival Programme here

Monday, 17 June 2013


I am not working full-time as an Illustrator, I freelance as a Designer and Artworker for various clients and I have done a little bit of styling which has been super fun. Here is some homeware styling that I have done for the lovely Ella Doran that I wanted to share with you. Down below is my absolute favourite project, when Ella was about to release her new lampshade collection I wondered if we could photograph them in a completely different, contrasting environment and maybe hang them in a forest - so we did and I love how it turned out;

That's it from me for now.

Friday, 14 June 2013

The Happy Bunch

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I have been blogging a lot about the A Study of Sports and Leisure exhibition but haven't really showed what I exhibited in the show and here it is, the Animal Kingdom Bear, Monday/PMS Unicorn and the Bi polar polar-bear.  They will be available as A1 and A3 limited edition prints in my online shops soon.

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, 7 June 2013

A Study of Sports and Leisure Private View

Last night we opened the doors to the A Study of Sports and Leisure exhibition and here are some pics from the night.

Thanks to everyone who came down and made it a great night, thanks to all the awesome artists taking part in the show and thanks to Exposure Gallery and the awesome DJ Oliver Leake for DJ'ing on the night!

Work by Danijela Dobric and Danijela herself;

Sarah Ray, me, Kate Hindley and Karen Cheung
My bipolar polar-bear

Amazing work from Mogu Takahashi

Apelsin by the super talented Karin Söderquist.

Love Lorna Scobie's work as well, very lucky to have such a creative, talented bunch of illustrators in the show!

Mat pringle himself and below work by Mogu Takahasi & Mat Pringle;

Big Thanks to Oliver Leake for DJ'ing and Toby for help with equipment!

The exhibition is up and running until the 27th of June at Exposure Gallery in central London, don't miss it!

Exposure Gallery
Little Portland Street
London W1W 8BU

PS There are more photos on our Facebook page)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Sneak Peak, The hanging of the A Study of Sports and Leisure exhibition

Today I hanged the A Study of Sports and Leisure exhibition and here's a little sneak peek with work from Sarah Ray and me at the top followed by Karen Cheung, Mogu Takahashi, Kate Hindley and Lorna Scobie  - can't wait for the private view!

Thank you so much for your help today Danijela Dobric, without you I would not have made it!

Monday, 3 June 2013

On These Magic Shores

The lovely people at the O3 Gallery has sent me some photos from the ongoing On These Magic Shores exhibition that I am taking part in, wish I could see it in person, looks great!

The exhibition will be up and running until the 16th of June and is showcasing work from artists like Gemma Correll, Julia Pott, Jamie Mitchell, Sarah Ray, Jo Cheung,  Anna Lindsten, Kris Tate and me.