Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Saliva Tree - Festive Discount

What says ‘Christmas’ better than the saliva of a perma-tanned fame limpet, hanging on for dear life to the rusting wreck of a singing career? Look no further than the Peter Andre Saliva Tree.

In the run up to Christmas I’m happy to offer a 30% discount on all copies of the book – simply click on this link and then enter the discount code ‘SALIVA25’ at the checkout. The book, usually priced £7, will now cost £4.90 per copy over this period. Please feel free to share this with friends who are looking for a unique, conversation-piece Christmas present for that special somebody.

N.B. This discount code also works for orders of my ‘Numbers’ book – now less than ten copies remaining!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Independent Oxford

My work features in the Arts section of today's Independent newspaper, illustrating an article about ‘Anyone Can Play Guitar’, Jon Spira’s documentary on the music scene in Oxford.

The illustration lays the principal bands (Radiohead, Foals, Ride, Supergrass and The Candyskins) across a simplified road map of the area - alongside local landmarks.

Having been a teenager in the 90s it was nice to have the chance to sketch some of these bands – notably Ride whose music I worshipped and whose faces also adorned my GCSE sketchbook. This is as good a chance as any, I guess, to post one of their songs....

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Hemispheres Magazine

For the past eighteen months I have been (and continue to be) a regular portrait artist for the ‘Three Perfect Days’ feature in United Airlines Hemispheres magazine. United were the first carrier to ever launch an inflight publication (back in 1947) and their revamped publication finds its way into the hands of an estimated seven million travellers each month...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

November Update

November already and, as Britain pauses on verge of the apocalyptic winter freeze the newspapers have been depressingly predicting for weeks, I’ve been taking advantage of this precious time before I turn into a block of ice, in studio and home environments both bereft of central heating. I’ve put a few new folio images on the main gallery pages of my website, with more to come next month. My visual diary continues to receive its monthly updates. Among other recent work assignments, I’ve painted thirty dignitaries (including Barack Obama) for a Columbia University prospectus, as well as sketching Tony Blair for a publication to accompany the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend.