Monday, 30 April 2012


A couple of elephant inspired card designs I have been working on. They would also work well on wrapping paper and stationery.

Sunday, 29 April 2012


As my grandfather's work can be found all over the country we thought it would be nice to create two maps - one of England, and one of Oxfordshire - to show the general distribution of his furniture in churches, colleges and schools. I just love maps, and it gave me a chance to practice my skills on Illustrator!

St George's Church

As I wrote a coupe of months ago, I have been compiling a coffee-table book documenting my grandfather's profession as a cabinet-maker. The book 'Richard Fyson - Cabinet Maker, Legacy of a Master Craftsman', is full of photographs of his work. It includes items made for churches, schools, universities, colleges and domestic use, as well as antique restoration. My grandfather made the beautiful altar below for Kencot Church in Oxfordshire. The grapes are inlaid in ebony and the leaves in boxwood. My Granny wrote a poem about Kencot Church and I have used the grapes and leaves depicted on the altar to create a decorative border for the poem. The book will be going to print tomorrow which is very exciting!

Greeting cards

A few more greeting card designs . . . .

Happy Mother's Day!

Since doing the previous poem, I was commissioned to illustrate a second mother's day poem, this one written by Rebecca Taylor. It was a gift from a little girl to her mum - the two people in the poem.

One more step along the world I go . . .

A few weeks ago I was commissioned to illustrate a mother's day poem for Rebecca Taylor. She will soon be launching a new company - The One and only Story People - writing and illustrating personalised children's books. I will be involved with illustrating the stories which is all very exciting! Here is the poem . . .