29 October 2010


Today I popped down to Falmouth and drew on a window.

The Q Bar is an ex-juice bar (called Quench before it got an alcohol license) these days it serves Falmouth's more discerning bohemian and hedonistic customers.

Every halloween they really go to town with fancy dress and even dress the bar from top to bottom along with theme. This year (tomorrow night) it's a "Rock n' Roll Macabreret" with a twisted circus theme complete with punk acrobats, jugglers and magicians.

Earlier this year the "old bar" that the loyal customers loved but was showing signs of age so they asked me to design and commission some furniture, develop a modest colour scheme and paint all over the walls (see earlier posts tagged: qbar).

The walls are a continued project and a huge source of interest and discussion for the staff and diverse range of customers. I am due down there very soon to add more!

The bar is located on the moor in Falmouth (opposite the post office) and the window painting will be on until this Sunday (1st Nov).

13 October 2010

Big wall in Nottingham

Angels By Day nursery in Nottingham. This project took a week, with a return journey from Cornwall, all initial sketching and layout and full consultation and ideas from the children at the nursery included in that time.

The nursery is a Montessori nursery which uses the educating methods of Dr Maria Montessori from the research and discoveries of what she referred to as "the child's true normal nature" in the early 20th century. Applying this method involves the teacher in viewing the child as having an inner natural guidance for his or her own perfect self-directed development.

It was an amazing experience and the result is a mixture of the children's own ideas (some of which were called out to me as I painted them on the wall) and criteria from a foundation brief set out by the very cool and enthusiastic nursery management and staff.

Here is a video which gives a walk-about view of the whole wall.

05 October 2010


A friend of mine is about to return home any minute now to find a new addition to his back garden...