Wednesday, 29 December 2010


A cartoon created for a physicist friend of mine. Superconductors are materials that conduct electricity incredibly well but here we have an alternative interpretation with a Superman-esque orchestra conductor complete with cape and baton soaring through the sky!
I've also published this design on a variety of products than can be found here

House painting

Here's something of a departure from the norm for me, a painting of a house. This was painted on commission and is mixed-media on watercolor paper. The paint is actually acrylic applied in thin washes and the wash-over-wash technique used for the bushes / trees (a standard watercolor technique but one I haven't used in many years) proved to be very enjoyable and I plan on incorporating this in some of my future animal / landscape work. Once the paint was dry a combination of water-soluble colored pencils, biro (ball-point pen) and fiber tip pens were used.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Guardians of the Valley

Art Prints

'Guardians of the Valley' now available as a print at Fine Art America.

Friday, 3 December 2010

The Calf

Art Prints

'The Calf' is now available as a print through Fine Art America

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

I know the way...

'I know the way' is now available as a print through Fine Art America (see below)

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Monday, 29 November 2010

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Exeter Mobile Hairdresser logo and website

Here's a graphic design and website project that was recently completed. My wife is starting a mobile hairdressing business in Exeter, called 'Kathedral Mobile Hairdresser' and we've put together a logo, business cards along with a simple flash-based website using If you're new to website design then it's really worth having a look at Wix, which allows you to build a website that includes animation very easily. We've kept our design very simple but Wix offers more elaborate options too. You can check out the Kathedral website here

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

'Clear Air' shown above, a mixed media (pencil, coloured pencil and biro (ball point pen) drawing of 3 goats from a Somerset field, basking in the bright sunlight is now available as a print through my FineArtAmerica gallery, which you can see here

Art Prints

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Unusual and Funny Christmas Cards

Just published my second lens on Squidoo, this time the article is on a range of humorous Christmas Cards that are designed to be a little different from the usual high street options. You can check that out here

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Custom i phone cases

I now have some custom i phone cases available featuring some of my cartoon art and will be adding more in due course. Check them out at my store.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Oliver Baby Name Cheetah Cartoon

Here's the finished cheetah design, again a mixed-media piece. This was created for some friends of mine who recently had a baby boy after a very quick home delivery :-)

Notice the cheetah is standing on electronic scales displaying Oliver's birth weight!

Monday, 8 November 2010

The Speedster

Here's another prelim drawing for the cheetah cub, mixed media again but this time I went with a more dynamic pose and composition. I feel the big blue eyes and cheekily calm smile work well in humorous contrast with the fact that the animal is apparently running at high speed.
Like many of my designs this can be purchased on a number of products through my store
Check out some more of my animal cartoons here

Friday, 5 November 2010

Cute Cartoon Cheetah Cub

I've been working on a cartoon Cheetah design of late and this is one of the first preliminary drawings, created with ball point pen, colored pencils and my favorite pens at the moment, Copic Ciao Markers which come with a chisel tip at one end and a "brush" tip on the other. Using different media on a single drawing means you can quickly build up a range of different textures, colors and marks...and it's great fun! :-) The image is available on a number of products, such as the children's T-shirt you can see below, in my store

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Devon Life Magazine Coverage

The November 2010 issue of Devon Life Magazine features some photos taken at the opening party for the the gallery GLOSS.

Here's the cover of the magazine that is available in the UK now, check out their website here...

...and here are the pics from the evening...

I currently have some original paintings and limited edition canvas prints on show there, including the images shown below:

Photography Prints

Art Prints

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

My first Squidoo lens

I've just published an article on Squidoo providing some info for fellow artists who are interested in selling reproductions of their work on line through Easyart. Please feel free to check it out here!

here's one of the paintings featured in the article:

Art Prints

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

The Art Gallery, Tavistock

Went to Tavistock (located on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, UK) the other day to check out the recently-opened 'The Art Gallery' that's owned and run by Richard Varley.

The gallery features paintings in a range of styles and subject matter, by both well-established and upcoming artists and is really well organized and presented. I have some paintings on show there at the moment including:

Come on, keep up print
Come on, keep up by mike_jory
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'Isiah' Cow painting print
'Isiah' Cow painting by mike_jory
Browse all the artwork available at zazzle

Sell Art Online

Photography Prints

The Art Gallery is located in the centre of town at 17, Duke St, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0BA. Tel: 01822 611091 and well worth a visit if you're in the area. Also, after visiting the gallery I would highly recommend driving a couple of miles out of the town to visit the small church that sits atop the rocky outcrop that is Brentor (see below) for some stunning views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside!

Friday, 29 October 2010

New Look Website

I've just redesigned the front page of my website to give it more impact and make it easier to navigate, you can see that here

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Cartoon Animal Triptych in situ

A few months ago I painted some pictures for my baby nephew's bedroom and here's a picture of the finished paintings installed on the wall! :-)

I blogged about this triptych previously which you can read about here

Friday, 22 October 2010

COTD Dreaming of wool

This drawing is done on a smaller scale than I normally work with, the original is only 5"x3" but it's fun to do quick cartoons like this. Here, I started with a biro (ball-point pen) sketch and then coloured in with some Copic marker pens (similar to magic markers). Finally I used a combination of coloured pencils and coloured biro to add a little texture and finalize the lines.
This cartoon was inspired by a young cat that ran up to my wife the other day and was very happy to be petted as it rolled on its back.
The design is available on a range of products that can be found in my store. My website can be found here.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

POTD Rock 'n' Roll Dancers

Here's a mixed media drawing of a couple of 1950's style Rock 'n' Roll dancers for a charity dance poster. The dance will take place at the end of October in Exeter UK, for full details see the poster below. The design is also available on a range of products through my store which you can find here

rock roll A4

Thursday, 14 October 2010

COTD Peculiar Parrot

It's little known fact that parrots drink tea! ;-) This cartoon was partly inspired by some comical budgie cartoons I did for a musician friend of mine some time ago.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

The Urban Fox!

They seek him here they seek him there, city dwellers seek him everywhere
Is he rummaging through our bins or down at the docks, that damned elusive urban fox! :-)

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Cutie Pie letterheads

Letter writing paper with a cute sheep pencil drawing motif now available through my store

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Custom Kitty Letter paper!

Write a letter on feline-enhanced paper! :-) Available through my store or click the picture below.