Archive for April, 2010

A is for Anglepoise

April 28, 2010

Clara Lacey is one of the new artists at Elphick’s. She has produced three fantastic alphabets inspired by objects found in the Office, Garden and Kitchen, you can view all three at the online shop by clicking here. I’ve posted the Office alphabet which I’m rather fond of at the moment, it might have something to do with Y is for Yorkshire Tea, being a Yorkshire lass it’s my favourite tipple! These have been lovingly screen printed with the colour applied by potato printing.


April 27, 2010

Lovely shop, full of lovely things, made by lovely people.

Rabbit with Flower Hat

April 27, 2010

Jen Franklin has just brought in some new prints which you can buy unframed at They are also available framed at the shop on Columbia Road. I particularly love this new set of pencil drawings, which have been reproduced as fine art Giclees. It’s tricky to choose one as a favourite as they are all so beautiful, but for the moment this one is the top of my list.

Jen Franklin. Rabbit with Flower Hat.

Negative Space

April 22, 2010

I’ve been cutting out butterflies in preparation of a new piece of work and I quite like what’s been left behind.

Popular English Art

April 22, 2010

Today’s find at Spitalfields Antique market is this amazing book ‘Popular Art in Britain’ by Noel Carrington, ilustrated by Clarke Hutton and published by Penguin Books in 1945. Here is an image of the cover as well as a few of my favourite plates. I particularly like plate number 5, Tom King Highwayman. Somehow I can’t imagine him frightening anyone enough to part with their valuables!

New Arrivals

April 22, 2010

I’ve just had these images sent over of the new Peggy Wickham prints which are arriving this week. I’m really looking forward to seeing them. ‘On the Beach’ are original 50’s prints, whilst ‘Ship Ahoy’, ‘The Ship Inn’ and ‘Farm Scene’ will all be reproduction Giclee prints. Original prints are £75 each and the Giclee prints are £20. If like me you are a fan of 50’s and 60’s illustration these will make a beautiful and affordable addition to your home.

‘On the Beach’. Peggy Wickham. Paper size 35cm x 40cm approx.

‘Ship Ahoy’ Peggy Wickham. Paper size 35cm x 40cm approx.

‘The Ship Inn’. Peggy Wickham. Paper size 35cm x 40cm.

‘Farm Scene’. Peggy Wickham. Paper size 56cm x 44cm approx.

Peggy Wickham

April 21, 2010

I discovered this beautiful print at Spitalfields antique market a couple of weeks ago. Peggy Wickham was a children’s illustrator in the 50’s and the daughter of Mabel Lucie Atwell. I love the colours in this print and the bright yellow painted frame. I’ve been thinking of introducing colour in to framing for quite some time, I’m a little tired of black or white.

Better still I’ve discovered a company that are reproducing Peggy’s work so watch this space because her work will soon be adorning the walls of Elphick’s and the online shop too.

But for now you can enjoy my purchase which is proudly hanging on my new studio wall.

Lomo Loco

April 14, 2010

I was approached by the people at Lomography to customise one of their ‘Diana’ cameras as part of the ‘Diana World Tour’, more info here. I had hours of fun with some googley eyes, a pair of tweezers and some super glue! If only all projects could be this much fun.

House in the Country?

April 14, 2010

Or perhaps a more affordable print by Lisa Jones at £65, or better still a tea towel for a tenner! At the moment the tea towels are only available in the shop but the prints are available at Either, will most definitely brighten up your home wherever it happens to be.


April 14, 2010

More wonderful work by Mr Supermundane available to buy online by clicking your mouse here or you could swing by the shop at 160 Columbia Road and see them in the flesh for yourself, sure to bring a huge smile to your face! We are open Saturdays 12pm – 5pm, Sundays 9am – 4pm.