Tuesday, November 30, 2010

London Elephant Parade wins award

The London Elephant Parade has won the award for London Cultural Attraction of the Year at the London Lifestyle Awards 2010, presented by View London. They are a celebration of London and the lifestyles within and what made this award ceremony unique and unrivalled is that the nominations were made solely by the public. I was thrilled to be part of such a popular, fun and worthwhile event.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lions of Bath Charity Auction

Roartork will go under the hammer tomorrow Friday 15th Oct at The Assembly Rooms Bath, in the first of two charity auctions organised by Lions of Bath to raise money for 'Off the Record' which supports the needs of young carers, and 2 other local charities.

A big thank you to Rotork for sponsoring him and Thermae Spa for taking him to their hearts this summer in his temporary home.

There are still a few tickets available to this fun gala event which includes a Champagne Reception, Dinner and live entertainment from Roger Wright, the original 'Simba' in the Lion King. http://www.lionsofbath.co.uk/home

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

King Edward goes to a new home

Wild in Art and Northampton Borough Council put on a fantastic public Art project throughout the summer delighting locals and visitors like this young lion tamer.
King Edward is off to his new home after the 40 'Pride of Northampton' lions were auctioned for a grand total of over £65,000 which goes to the Born Free Foundation and Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lions of Bath Roar Goodbye

Roartork kindly sponsored by Rotork Engineering will be on public view for the final time at the Lions of Bath Roar Goodbye event in front of the Royal Crescent this weekend 9th/10th October www.lionsofbath.com/preview-weekend

Friday, August 20, 2010

Elephant Parade Charity Petition

The Elephant Family Charity are aiming to get a 100,000 signatures on their petition to take to 10 Downing St to demand a debate in the house of commons to highlight the importance of saving the endangered Asian elephant.

If you'd like to support this, sign the petition at www.elephantparadelondon.org

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Art at the Edge Judo Woodcut Print

This is a detail of my Olympic Sport of Judo Print for Art at the Edge. It's based on the technique Uchimata and the concept of the wave like Kuzushi, which is the 'breaking of balance'.

My next sports print subject is Paralympic swimming.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Farewell to the London Elephants

The 260 Elephants in the London Elephant Parade have now all been sold at auction, fetching an amazing total of £4,008,425. A fantastic contribution to the Elephant Family charity who aim to conserve the natural habitat of the endangered Asian elephant.

Support their cause by signing the petition to help raise awareness at http://www.elephantparadelondon.org/petition/
Thank you everyone at the Elephant Family who have made this such a fun and worthwhile project to be part off.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pride of Northampton lions went out in public last week. King Edward is outside All Saints Church.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Final View of London Elephants

Over 200 of the herd in the London Elephant Parade will be on public view at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on 25th, 27th and 28th June before the sculptures are sold and find new homes.

The elephants have proved hugely popular with Londoners and visitors alike. Roselephant is number 122 in the online auction at www.givinglots.co.uk/ElephantParadeLondon which ends on 4th July.
The Elephant Family Charity hope to raise over £2 million for Asian Elephant conservation through the Parade.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pride of Northampton Lions

King Edward will be going out in public some time from Saturday 26th June. Keep up to date on the latest information at

Monday, June 14, 2010

Roartork is very happy at his new home outside Thermae Spa.
More than half of the lions are out around the Bath area, you can find out more at www.lionsofbath.com

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I've just starting working a new series of prints for Art at the Edge called 'Transformations'. Each one will be based on a different Olympic or Paralympic sport. I'll be starting with Judo, having done a number of Judo prints before such as this one.

Art at the Edge is a Public Art Project and the work will be displayed in Bath in 2012, see http://www.artattheedge.org/

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mini Roselephant

I'm thrilled that the London Elephant Parade are producing mini elephants of my design Roselephant, they are available in Selfridges and the Elephant Parade shop in Carnaby St as well as online at http://www.elephantparadewebshop.com/

They look very sweet and are beautifully hand painted by artists in Thailand where the Elephant Family Charity supports local initiatives.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another lion

I've also been working on painting another lion sculpture, this time for 'Pride of Northampton', which I've just finished. This fellow is called King Edward, inspired by Edward William Godwin the designer of Northampton Guildhall, and Edward Burne Jones who designed some wonderful stained glass windows. He'll go out at the end of June.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Roartork is now out in Bath. He's residing outside Thermae Spa at the end of Bath St.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

London Elephants online auction now open

The online auction has now opened for bids to be placed on the Elephants in the London Elephant Parade at http://www.givinglots.co.uk/

Roselephant is number 122 on the map, here she is enjoying the sunshine on the South Bank

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lions of Bath

Here's a sneak preview of my lion, for 'Lions of Bath', it's sponsored by Rotork which will be situated by Thermae Spa opposite the Cross Bath. The lions hit the streets from 20th May.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Roselephant is on the streets

Roselephant is sponsored by BT and out on the SouthBank by the Scoop Theatre next to City Hall. Say hello to her if you're in London before mid June. You can follow all the fun on the London Elephant Parade Facebook group.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I painted my sculpture for the London Elephant Parade in the project workshop at the Elephant and Castle shopping centre. Roselephant will be going out on the streets somewhere in central London on May 3rd.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

London Elephant Parade

My design for the London Elephant Parade has just been accepted, and Roselephant will be joining the herd in a few weeks.
This is a fantastic Public Art project that will raise awareness and funds to save endangered Asian Elephants http://elephantparadelondon.org/

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Green Man Cometh

I'm working on a series of paintings on the theme of the Green man. It's a fascinating, ancient and enduring symbol of the seasons and cycles in nature of death and rebirth.