#WOW! An award from Jacqueline Gold

By | 2012-09-06T17:20:20+00:00 September 6th, 2012|Art, Blog, Character Development, Commercial, Illustration, Uncategorized|

I am stunned to have received another award exactly a month after winning the Theo Paphitis #SBS (Small Business Sunday) award. Yesterday, I tweeted the very talented and beautiful Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, about Slinkeee Illustration with the #WOW hashtag. Every Wednesday, Jacqueline chooses her favourite 3 women's businesses to [...]

RIP PC David Rathband

By | 2012-03-01T21:18:33+00:00 March 1st, 2012|Blog, Uncategorized|

It seems only fitting given my previous blog posts about the beautiful countryside in Rothbury, to pay my respects to a very brave and well respected man from my home town. I awoke this morning to the incredibly sad news of the death of PC David Rathband, the police officer left for dead by gunman [...]

Round The Rugged Rocks, Rothbury

By | 2012-02-27T20:11:55+00:00 February 27th, 2012|Art, Blog, Photography, Uncategorized|

Photographs (left - right) * Blue heron on River Coquet - riverside, Rothbury - robin, Cragside   Rothbury may have made the headlines for all the wrong reasons a couple of years ago but the press attention also showed just how beautiful the surrounding countryside is and many of the locals are happy to talk [...]

Turner Prize 2011

By | 2012-01-23T19:41:01+00:00 January 7th, 2012|Art, Blog, Commercial, Photography, Uncategorized|

Now, I'm not quite sure how to approach this subject without making any enemies. Each year, the Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under the age of fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding. The prize fund is £40,000 and is divided between the [...]

Remember, remember……….

By | 2011-11-11T15:26:50+00:00 November 6th, 2011|Blog, Photography, Uncategorized|

....the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I know of no reason why gunpowder, treason should ever be forgot.   Probably like the majority of you, I spent last night celebrating Guy Fawkes around a bonfire and watching the spectacular fireworks. A few of us headed along the coast to an organised display in [...]

Halloween Origami

By | 2011-10-31T13:55:16+00:00 October 31st, 2011|Blog, Uncategorized|

Now there's a party trick to be proud of! A few years ago I bought an origami calendar hoping that by the end of the year, I'd at least be able to make something a little more impressive than the usual pathetic triangular hats I make from crisp packets, sweet wrappers or any paper lying [...]

Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

By | 2011-10-17T16:10:00+00:00 October 12th, 2011|Blog, Uncategorized|

  Well I certainly think he achieved that! It would be a travesty not to mention the sad passing of the legendary Steve Jobs earlier this month (October 5th) at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer. Steve Jobs not only changed the way we live, work and see things but he also possessed a [...]

Urban Culture – Street Summer

By | 2011-08-18T11:36:57+00:00 August 16th, 2011|Blog, Photography, Sport, Uncategorized|

These photos were taken at an urban sports event I went to last weekend along the coast where there were breakdancers, bmx'ers and skateboarders showing off their skills. There was also a beautiful display of kites and although there was an underlying threat of rain, it stayed dry and windy enough to show them in [...]