Tuesday, 25 January 2011

New Work: Financial Times

I got a call on Friday morning from Kevin Wilson at the FT, looking for a portrait of Ed Balls to run in Saturday's paper. Aside from a description of Balls as a 'pugilistic Keynesian', the brief was fairly open and I came up with this image of him as a bullish wrestler, in complete contrast to the affable figure of Alan Johnson - the bloke whose Shadow Chancellor job Balls is set to inherit.

Oh, and a reliable source told me that the illustration was discussed briefly on BBC Breakfast's newspaper review on Saturday morning.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Jack William Falls

I'm thrilled to announce the safe arrival of our beautiful baby boy, Jack. He arrived on Winter Solstice 21st December - a bit early but fit, healthy and strong. Both he and his amazing mother are an inspiration to me.