Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I do a lot of markets and this is probably the question I get asked the most... and it’ll be no surprise that it varies greatly on the subject I’m drawing. Obviously a white washed building will take less time to draw than one with a million bricks. But as a rule of thumb, an A4 original takes approximately 20 hours. Or 28 cups of tea.

All my pictures are hand drawn so really it's just pen and paper. Sometimes I use a bit of pencil and occasionally some letraset marker for colour work. But only if it's a Friday in October.

I've always liked to focus on the less obvious locations. Pubs, newsagents, barber shops... everyday locations fascinate me as much (and actually much more) than spectacular landmarks as they are where our lives are actually lived.

I started drawing it into each night sky soon after I hit upon this drawing style. I like the atmosphere of buildings at night, they feel edgier to me, more alive somehow. The star quickly became a signature mark of a building in High Town…

Or ‘High Noon Over Low Tide’ as my dad once referred to it. I wanted the collection to have its own name and, as the drawings are set at night and my original pieces were of Heaton (original name, High Town) then, for better or worse, I decided to call the collection something, erm, memorable. Thanks Dad.

Print orders are despatched within 2 days of online purchase (but often on the same day). They are sent out first class, recorded delivery via Royal Mail – it will require a signature at your end in blood. Ok, maybe not blood. If, for any reason, there’s a delay sending out your order, I’ll let you know a.s.a.p.

If your order doesn’t arrive within 7 days to a UK address (please leave 10 days out of the UK) then please contact me so I can run after Royal Mail vans with a pointy stick. Actually, all orders are tracked so I can simply get a status update online. Phew.

Sure. Be assured that they are always in mint condition when they leave my fair hands, but if they’ve come to a grievance en route then contact me with a picture of the damage and we can organise a return and replacement.

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