Friday, 21 July 2017

EXCLUSIVE: The Big Sleuth Outlet Window Display

I am so proud to share this huge piece I have been working on for the last 3 weeks.

Today, I visited the finished Big Sleuth window display at the Great Western Arcade.

I have been working closely with Birmingham Children's Hospital to create a window display to celebrate The Big Sleuth in the historic Arcade to help raise funds for an incredible cause.

A scout bear uses his Trail app to hike his way over to find all his bear pals who have migrated to Bearmingham for the Summer.

Bear's sidekick Bee looks on at some shop visitors..

New work on the horizon

Here is a little teaser banner of a new piece of work I am putting the finishing touches on exclusively for The Electric Cinema, can't wait to share it!

BBC Radio West Midlands Interview at mac Birmingham

My manager kindly set me up with an interview to discuss the arts, how to practice drawing as well as a Lego drop-in workshop I delivered on the day.

It was a pleasure to shine a light on mac Birmingham and discuss the importance of the arts in problem solving and confidence building.

We made Lego and had fun outside at a BBQ :)

Wedding invitations!

I am working on some wedding invitations inspired by Havana - the honeymoon destination - done in a style reminiscent of the Independent Birmingham membership card colour palettes and Birmingham feel.

I am attempting a combination of vintage travel posters, industrial Birmingham and Havana, set in a naked cake.

The Big Sleuth Mary Beary Selfies!

One of my favourite parts of The Big Sleuth project is seeing the influx of selfies from visitors discovering my bear along the huge trail!

After 3 weeks mixing colours and painting into the night, the reward is seeing the finished bear in it's proper context with happy families spending their day finding all the bears!

The Big Sleuth Launch Night! 4.7.17

Lovely night at The Big Sleuth Launch Party with a full reveal of all the bears!

Standing with my Bake Off-inspired contribution to this fantastic initiative: Mary Beary's Soggy Bottom!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

The Big Sleuth is coming...8 days to go!

I am working on a lovely secret project leading up to the huge public art trail The Big Sleuth, alongside Wild in Art and Birmingham Children's Hospital. Watch this space!