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Friday 22 August 2014

Blue Footed Boobie in a Pinwheel Beanie

These are fantastic birds, cannot believe it's taken me this long to draw one. The bluer the feet, the higher the sex appeal, obviously. Have a search for 'Blue Footed Boobie Dances' on youtube if you need cheering up.

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Crow in a Sheriff's Hat

Yup, I've become slightly obsessed with 'The Walking Dead' TV series. Most living creatures don't exactly prosper during a zombie apocalypse but on the plus side, carrion birds thrive... Swings and roundabouts.

Thursday 8 May 2014

Rainbow Lorikeet in a Polka Dot Bowler

Another Australian bird - seem to be getting delayed post holiday blues from February so I shall keep drawing colourful things till that fades..

Thursday 24 April 2014

The Big Egg Hunt NY

Hello! If you have an eye on my Twitter/Facebook/Instagram feeds you may well already be aware that I was lucky enough to be involved the The Big Egg Hunt in New York this year!

The Big Egg Hunt, sponsored by Fabergè, is a huge charity fundraising event where over 250 artists are asked to paint giant eggs which are then hidden around NYC for the month of April! They're auctioned off at the end of the month and raise huge amounts of money for 2 seriously awesome charities. 'Studio in a School' - which brings the visual arts to over 150 NY public schools every year and the 'Elephant Family' charity, fighting the extinction of the endangered Asian Elephant. It's a brilliant event and I've loved seeing all the photos flood in of my birds in New York (egg140!) on Twitter and Instagram. There are two days left to bid online and view many of the eggs now collected at the Rockefeller Centre.

As the event is coming to a close I thought I'd post a few of my progress photos online. I chose three of my most popular birds for the egg and was in New York for most of January painting it. Needless to say freehand painting three original illustrations onto the huge convex surface that was my egg took some serious time and effort - you can find the full album here on my flickr.

Saturday 12 April 2014

Galah in a Trilby

Going through a pink phase at the moment. Cheeky blog post on the Birds in Hats egg knocking about Manhattan next week - I'll also be at the Crafty Fox in Brixton on the 26th of April, selling my wares. Come and say hi :)

Monday 24 March 2014

Flamingo in a Tropical Print Cap

Here's a cheeky one I finished on my Brick Lane market a couple of Sundays back- you'll see him as a card and print very soon!

Monday 17 March 2014

Little Ringed Plover in a Sun Hat

Not sure about the proper name of this hat? I know I had one when I was a kid and it was awesome.

Yep, it's been a while since the last update. I did spend the first two months of this year in NYC and Australia, respectively, so that's my excuse. Many more Birds in Hats on their way and exciting news to share soon!

Thursday 9 January 2014

Waxwing in a Flat Cap

I'm back! Only briefly however as I'm heading to New York on the 11th for an exciting project (more on that later hopefully…) For now here's March's Waxwing in a Flatcap - you'll be seeing him in a couple of months if you snapped up one of this years Birds in Hats calendars! (A few still on sale here!)