Friday, 18 December 2009

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Some new Little Treasures

A Little Tinker is all dressed up waiting to socialise. A determined Pirate Lady stares from the weathered port hole of her little ship. And a Starry Eyed Owl listens patiently to hopes and dreams.     Click here to see all the Little Treasure New Additions

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Rob Pruitt's Christmas Market at the Tate Modern

Thanks to all those to came along to the Tate Modern at the weekend to say hello and buy art.
It was a long weekend but very much enjoyed. New friends were made and it was nice to see people rather than just my drawing board. I even managed to say hello to Harry Hill. Wicked.

Thanks to Gill, Kathy and Rob for inviting me to take part and for the special bauble.

A big festive cheers goes to Jess, Jim and Si for all their help.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Woody at the Tate Modern this Weekend

Woody will be selling art from £2 - £100 as part of the Rob Pruitt's Flea Market at the Turbine Hall Bridge, Tate Modern, London.

Saturday 12th December 11.00 - 22.00
Sunday 13th December 11-18.00

Friday, 27 November 2009

Seeing Green

Green is really springing out at the moment in the studio. I suppose with Christmas on the way it's to be expected. Better than seeing red I suppose.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

November 5th Woody Talk at Cockpits Arts

The AOI (Association of Illustrators) have invited me to give a presentation about my work and being an illustrator - followed by a Q&A session afterwards.

Rather unnervingly, the evening is called Head to Head, but I'm assured that this won't mean myself and fellow speaker/illustrator Chris Long being pitted against each other in some bizarre quiz or boxing match...

So if you've got questions about illustration as a career, need advice about the industry or want to find out more about Woody projects come along. I think there are a few places left.

5 November 2009 6pm – 9pm – Cockpit Arts (Holborn) off Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

AOI associate members and student members: £18, AOI members: £20, Non-members:£25

For more info and to book follow this link

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Zoo Art Fair

hello hello. sorry been too busy to keep up blogging - shocking, i know - sorry.

So what have I been doing?

Well in between making more Little Treasures (that go on sale from early Nov) I went up to the big smoke on Monday to see Zoo Art Fair.

On the whole, I wasn't bowled over by the Stand Presentations. However a couple of the Solo Works really stood out as really lovely and just right: Juan Fontanive at Riflemaker (london) made beautiful kinetic drawings and film inspired objects; while Anna Turner showing at the Collective Gallery's stand painted lovely little yet confident paintings.

The Editions Exhibitors were always going to be impressive, what with the likes of White Cube Gallery and the Serpentine Gallery amongst them. I fell in love with a Peter Blake piece - a portrait of Andy Warhol - on Paul Stolper's stand (i think) and there was a couple of pieces by the beautifully clever Dan Hays on the Multiple Store stand.

I loved the Zoo Art Fair posters and there signage this year too.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Cabinet of Curiosities at Charleston House extended...

...until this Sunday 11th October. Here's a few sneaky peeks if you haven't/can't make it over to Charleston House.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Little Treasures

Hey up - my collection of wearable art - Little Treasures has just launched on the Woody Shop... To be honest I'll be sad to say goodbye to my little handmade family but I know they will find to good homes...

Monday, 5 October 2009

Woody Talk 5th November London

One month away before bonfire night and also my talk about being an illustrator at Cockpits Arts London organised by the Association of Illustrators.

AOI associate members and student members: £18, AOI members: £20, Non-members: £25

For more info and to book follow this link

Friday, 2 October 2009

Brighton Art Fair 1st - 4th Oct

Yeah!! I just managed to get one of the Brighton Art Fair free bags. I went to have a quick look around the fair and see my friends at the Boxbird Gallery stand - they are selling some Boxbird-exclusive Woody screen prints on cardboard and original drawings. The fair is on now until 4th October.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Portuguese Ladies boxed up and ready to go

Here's Portuguese Lady One all boxed up and ready to go to Charleston House as part of my Cabinet of Curiosities.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Back due to popular demand - the Portuguese ladies

For my last Brighton solo show Small Wonders, I made some little wooden Portuguese ladies with owls in their hair (to make them wise of course). Here are some new ladies hanging out on my studio desk waiting for the varnish to dry...

These new ladies and their owls will be on show as part of my Small Wonders Cabinet of Curiosities, which travels to Charleston House from 24th September to 4th October at Charleston House.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Which stores have the new Woody for Topshop range?

Thanks to all those who have enquired about which UK Topshops will be stocking the new collection. Here's a list of all the Topshop flagship stores that are now stocking the new Woody for Topshop range:


and not forgetting my local BRIGHTON shop too.

Fancy doing some internet shopping or don't live in the UK? Then luckily part of the collection is also now available online:
Just follow the Woody link on the homepage. Happy shopping...

Monday, 14 September 2009

New Little Portraits

Just been drawing some new pen and ink portraits...

Friday, 11 September 2009


Hello there - sorry for the lack of blogging recently. I've been a busy bee and have just got back from Paris. Here's a few snapshots of my little trip there...

cool use of parcel tape...

amazing city bicycle scheme - they look more like mini mopeds then bicycles...

ridiculously strong yet beautiful coffee...

accidental art on the subway (made from various old billboard posters)...

big beautiful doors...

billboard advertising...

Monday, 24 August 2009

How to make illustration a career - Association of Illustrators Master Classes

The Association of Illustrators in London have set up a programme of Master Classes for Illustrators. There's 11 classes in total - starting from 27th August. Everything you need to know about how to become an illustrator and continue doing illustration as a career from self promotion to pricing your work. I've been invited to be a guest speaker on the last of the classes on 5th November.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Where the wild things are

I'm soooo excited about seeing the film version you wouldn't believe it.
Check out the movie's website here
The featurette is an interview with author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. I think I now know what I truly what to be when I grow up: "kinda goofy, crazy, wacked out, but dramatically gifted." Maurice Sendak. Well, at 31, I've definitely got the whole goofy/crazy sorted. I'm not completely sure what "wacked out" is? And I'm still holding out for that last bit.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Images 33 - only on until 12th August

Artwork from the first Woody for Topshop collection Stargaze is on show at this year’s Images 33 Exhibition - run by the Association of Illustrators - at the London College of Communication from 29th July to 12th August

Here's some photos from the private view. I was obviously taken by the lovely white railings - hmmm I'm thinking the beer must have been nice and strong that evening...

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Latitude 2009

To sum up Latitude 2009, I just need to use two words - Grace Jones. Supreme. Amazing hats and hula hooping. We also found truth in the woods, saw innovative salvaged architecture and pink sheep. I overcame naked fear in the communal showers, loved hanging out in the Oxfam tent - finding bargain clothes while drinking good strong (Fair Trade) coffee and could have stayed in the woods forever...