14 hours ago
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
I'm doing a workshop on Saturday May 16th at Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft outside Brighton. Come and join me!
In the words of the museum:
The ideal workshop for illustration students or for people with experience and a passion for drawing, painting and illustration. Alice will talk you through her sketchbooks and how she creates her distinctive style. You will then have a go at creating a piece of your own using a variety of mark making techniques and materials such as stencilling and collage, inks, paint, crayons and of course pencil! As collections are the theme of this workshop bring along your favourite objects or collections, we will also create a special display of objects from our collection for your inspiration.
More information here:
The workshop costs £45 inc. materials, lunch + refreshments
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Friday, 6 March 2015
Thursday, 5 March 2015
As it is World Book Day it seemed like a good day to reveal my cover for Pride and Prejudice which I have been working on illustrating for the past 8 months or so! Set to be published by Rockport towards the end of the year as part of their Classics Reimagined series - more info to come...!
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Saturday, 21 February 2015
Next up is this print that explores the amusing story that supposedly defines the origins of the Bow Wow Pie of Painswick in Gloucestershire.
Once upon a time there were two sisters, each who had a lover from another town. the distance meant their sweethearts visited only very occasionally, but when they did the sisters would bake all sorts of cakes and pies for their arrival to prove what wonderful housewives they would be. However, they soon discovered the irregular visits were because their suitors were really in love with two other maidens from a neighbouring town. As revenge when their suitors came to visit they baked a most marvellous pie. As it was so tasty the men asked for the recipe, only for the sisters to reveal with malice that it was made from puppy dogs. The young men fled in horror leaving the sisters triumphant in their vengeance. These days, the first bow-wow pie, as it has since been named, is celebrated each year on feast day with a fruit pie full of china puppies and a large dog on top.
The print is superbly printed by The Print Block. (thank you my screen printing saviour!)Edition of 30, 3 colours, £100 each. 60x70cm paper, 55x65cm print. Email if you are interested in purchasing one at email@example.comWatch this space for another print in this series - there is one in progress as we speak!
First up is this print that explores the tradition of the Cornish 'Hevva' Cake.The tradition of the Cornish 'Hevva' cake originates from the the pilchard fishing communities. When the fishermen were out at sea, a watchman, known as a 'Huer' would stand on the edge of the cliffs to look out for the pilchard shoals. When he spotted a shoal he would call out 'Hevva!Hevva!' to help the fishermen locate the fish. When the wives at home heard the Huer's cries they knew their husbands would be home shortly. The wives would then make a quick cake full of currants and scored with a criss-cross design to resemble a fishing net full of fish, which would feed the fishermen on their return.The print is superbly printed by The Print Block. (thank you my screen printing saviour!)Edition of 30, 3 colours, £100 each. 60x70cm paper, 55x65cm print. Email if you are interested in purchasing one at firstname.lastname@example.org