St. George’s Shopping Centre, Preston is celebrating it’s 50th birthday and commissioned an illustration featuring well known landmarks of Preston including the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, the Town Hall and the famous Sir Tom Finney splash statue. The original illustration was drawn by yours truly and it has now been installed in the heart of the centre on the top floor of the shopping centre’s rotunda. And to mark the unveiling limited edition postcards featuring the drawings will be available to shoppers at the centre’s management office.
It’s always lovely to play piano at weddings but especially nice when the venue has a beautiful grand piano like the Lakeside Hotel by Windermere.
It’s always a pleasure to draw guests at weddings but even more so when presented with an extremely fine beard and moustache such as this. I was worried that I might run out of ink!!!
I’ve been making special birthday cards for my kids since their first birthdays. My daughter Ashleigh turned 16 recently. She’s horse mad, so naturally this year’s theme had to be horses again! The horses at Larkrigg near Kendal get spoiled rotten when Ashleigh is around, so you’ll understand what’s going on in this year’s card.
Our residency at Catch 23 near Borwick, Lancs had come to an end so we arranged our own gig in Arnside in November 2014
An unexpected but very enjoyable gig with the boys at The Robert Gillow, Lancaster in January 2015
I’d worked for Tracey Miller Family Law before, so I was delighted when they invited me back to the opening of their new office suite at Semmes House in Liverpool. I also did a little illustration of the new office.
When I’m not playing solo piano at weddings and parties I love to play jazz with my mates. We call ourselves Jazz Offline and here we are playing at a charity event house party in Darwen, Lancs. This house belongs to a friend of ours and it was a sheer joy to playing her beautiful grand piano.
What do you get for someone who’s retiring? For this customer it could only be another caricature by Chris Murphy. It shows the gentleman who was retiring centre stage with his work colleagues around him.