Monday, 1 June 2015

AOI Prize for Illustration 2015

I had a fabulous evening at the end of May soaking in the beautiful work shortlisted for this years' Association Of Illustrators Prize for Illustration exhibition at the London Transport Museum. The theme was 'London Places and Spaces' and there was a HUGE variety of work on show (including my own piece 'Chumleigh Gardens)! 

Some personal favourites included work by illustrators: Chris Belson, Faye Moorhouse, Esther Cox and the winning piece by Eleanor Taylor.

The exhibition runs until September at the London Transport Museum so make sure you get down there for a visit. All the shortlisted entries are also available to purchase as digital prints via the London Transport Museum shop. 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Tigerprint Feature

The lovely people at Tigerprint have featured me on their blog in their designer spotlight section! Follow the link to have a peek:

In other news, a couple of new projects I'm working on will start getting underway shortly. You can follow me on Twitter for more updates on my illustration adventures! @StephPrints

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Hong Kong... take 3!

Guess what I've been up to... making more maps of Hong Kong! This one's also for a private commission and the first time I've created a map featuring the entire outline of the island. 

I'm currently working on some handmade promo work amongst a few other things at the moment, so watch this space! You can also follow me on Twitter for more updates on my illustration adventures- @StephPrints

Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Hare

Here's a print I was working on last month, experimenting with floral patterns. I was also lucky enough to find these old illustrations to make some initial sketches from. What do you think?

Sunday, 19 October 2014


I've FINALLY joined Twitter (at long bloody last)! You can follow me @StephPrints to keep up to date with my adventures. 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Christmas Card

A snippet of a Christmas card I've been working for a private commission. More to follow soon!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

AOI London Places and Spaces

This is my entry for the Association of Illustrators annual competition. This years theme 'London Places and Spaces' required me to capture either an iconic or lesser known part of London in an illustration celebrating a vibrant and multi layered, multicultural city. I wanted to depict a part of London that is open to everyone; a public space that can be enjoyed without having to pay a fee. As a result, I chose Chumleigh Gardens (situated in Burgess Park, South London) as my space. The garden itself is a celebration of multiculturalism, with a series of interlinking smaller 'world' gardens each featuring plants from a different part of the globe. The central Islamic garden features as the centre piece to my illustration. The gardens are also an important part of the local community, with raised beds for the use of school groups and community gardeners to grow their own produce. 

I created this entire piece digitally with a graphics tablet- a process which is still relatively new to me, and a departure from my usual screen printing. Through this change in media, I was able to add layers of detail I would usually have to avoid out of practicality. This is definitely a method of working with which I will continue to experiment.