The surrealist art movement has been a huge influence on my working practice, right from my earliest days as an art student and throughout my working life. These days the visual language of surrealism can be seen everywhere, especially within popular culture. The bringing together of unexpected elements to create something new and startling remains an exciting way to work and as such it has become one of the bedrocks of illustration.

Here is a selection of images from recent years that are created in that tradition.


Transfer l, Transfer ll



Bird On A Wire Preparatory drawing(s) and final image



Nuclear Bloom, Abduction



Expelled



Hot Brands Two versions of a cover for Market Watch looking at the most popular wines and spirits



Nip & Tuck



Koumpounophobia The medical term for button phobia



Bench



Food on the Brain Supplement cover image for Scientific American Mind about the effects different foods can have on our thought processes



A Rare Groove Exploring ideas of sound and memory



Every Valley Public Service Broadcasting album review illustration for Prog and preparatory work



Magical Contagion How memorabilia fulfills a need for social connection



Blood Simple



A Sedentary Life



Breaking Barriers



The Business Cycle Supplement cover for The Economist about the the nature of the corporate world