Bridlington Headworks

I'm currently working on the creation of wall panels and glass balustrade for the Headworks pumping station on Bridlington's South Promenade. Yorkshire Water are undertaking a major programme of work to improve bathing water in Bridlington, and this commission is to be sited on a new extension to the Headworks building. The 1st of May 2013 was the first day of the bathing season, and so it seemed appropriate to choose this date as the one on which to take a 'snapshot' of contemporary seafront life. This 'snapshot' is the starting point for…Read more

West Offices | Part One

      With The City of York Council almost ready to move into York’s original railway station, my ‘Maps’ artwork has now been installed. The large screen and manifestation lines (anti-bumping into clear glass 'thingumajigs') will be viewable in the customer services area by the end of March. Above shows a small selection of the 72 discs created - which were designed to chart the history of the West Offices and the development of the city. Whilst researching the commission I was really struck by the graphics found on an old 1851…Read more

Runswick Bay

  On a very crisp and beautiful January morning I visited the lovely Runswick Bay to help with the delivery and installation of a 'seascape' themed screen. With large sea-facing windows streaming light into a very special house overlooking the spectacular views of the east coast - I wanted the design to maximise all of this potential - and project an ever-changing story by using the cast shadows. Along with the seagulls and water ripples it features Rudyard Kipling's poem 'The Sea And The Hills' and this part of the design was eased…Read more

Lanterna

Work has begun on a new commission to help revamp Giorgio Alessio's award winning restaurant 'La Lanterna' - described by the influential Italian daily newspaper La Stampa as ‘the English temple of Italian cuisine’. I have been in cahoots with the very talented theatre designer Jan Bee Brown, who has been assigned the task of interior design and our mission is to create a newly spruced home suitable for some of the most highly commended gastronomical cucina in the country. As Giorgio is looking to blend a little of his native roots of Piedmont with his adopted…Read more

Sea Swim Residency

  What a rare treat it was to hang out at Scarborough's Sea Swim hut on the south bay as part of their summer residency spots; and finally get round to doing some freeform drawing. Funded by the innovative program Imove, Sea Swim believes that swimming can invigorate both the mind and the body – and collaborates with regional artists to explore the creatively liberating effects of being so close to the North Sea. As part of my weekend in and around the beach hut I wanted to return to my studies on…Read more