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New wedding stationery, design and gift ideas


Wedding invitation design, 2017, date stamp and ink
Wedding invitation design, 2017, date stamp and ink


I’m really pleased to announce I have added a Weddings and Occasions section of design to my portfolio. It seemed an obvious route to take considering my use of significant dates with a date stamp to build and create images.

For a few years now I have taken commissions which were destined for wedding gifts, often depicting the venue of the marriage, but in January I was asked by a lovely client to create a design for her wedding invitations (above). I jumped at the chance, because I have been wanting to try something like this for a while. Similarly to previous commissions, the client asked if I would create an illustration of the place where they will be married with their wedding date. It did require a different approach however, because my usual method is one that results in a work which is not wholly obvious how it was created. You find you must get up close to the work to see that the image is made up of numbers rather than a pencil or pen.  For this project I needed to make the date or individual numbers clearer and larger in relation to the entire design so the date really pops out at you. To create this effect I had to simplify the design, you can see this, in particular, with the circular lawn at the front of the house. A design like this doesn’t have to be restricted to just the date. It would work just as well with the initials of the couple and in fact I have included the initials of this couple as a subtle addition to the design in the bottom left corner.

I really enjoyed working on this project, it was a pleasure to be tasked with such a special commission and I hope to add lots more to this particular portfolio. If you’re interested in having a totally unique design for your wedding, christening, birthday (or any occasion!) stationery, which turns the actual date of your event into a beautiful illustration, contact me here to discuss it further. In the meantime check out my Weddings and Occasions page here for ideas.

Twin Alphabet Animal Commissions

Two new commissions I was asked to do for twins. Both illustrations are made up of their date of birth, rather than ‘T’s or ‘J’s as with my Alphabet Animals series.

new pet portrait

I have just finished a portrait of the beautiful dog Binks, who sadly passed away, earlier this year. Binks’ owner got in touch with me and asked if I could create a piece of work to commemorate the life of her beloved pet, so I suggested using both the date of birth and date Binks died to create the portrait, working from photographs.

If you would like to commission me to do a portrait of your pet, or are thinking about it, get in touch and I will be happy to discuss ideas and answer any of your questions. Check out more examples of my commissions here.

New double commission

Bear commission post One of two commissions for two small children of a family in Austria – a bear and camel. At 100 x 100 cm they are the biggest works on paper I’ve done and I have used a mixture of different sized stamps, as well as a linocut for the B and C. Each piece represents each child, through the letter, corresponding to their initial and the numbers, corresponding to their birthdays. These are great for brightening up a child’s bedroom, and it’s, something which will not just last their childhood, but a piece of art they can keep for the rest of their lives.

A commission celebrating 50 years of marriage

Church commission postI was asked to do a piece of work as a present for the client’s parents to celebrate their 50 years of marriage, and the subject is the church where they were married. This has been done with both the date the couple were married and the date of their 50th anniversary.
(50 x 30 cm, date stamp and ink on paper)

New portrait commission

Dominic edited small postA very thoughtful expression of 5 year old Dominic.
60 x 40 cm, date stamp and ink on paper