Photo: Tobias Ross-Southall
I write limericks, illustrate them in bright colours, and paint them on canvas and on walls.
I also write songs and make animated music videos.
I have made two short films of my rhyming monologues.
Email me for paintings and print availability - firstname.lastname@example.org
"...thoughtful, witty, and cleverly crafted"
THE NEW EUROPEAN
"...full of humour and life wisdom"
ONCE UPON A PLANET EXHIBITION
A mural about climate change in Cumbria, commissioned by Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery for their Once Upon A Planet Exhibition. The project was managed by Blank Wall Assassins. The design was accessioned into the museum's permanent collection, which is Designated Outstanding by Arts Council England.
MURALS IN MEXICO
A Spanish version of "All That We've Got Is This Pale Blue Dot", painted in Cholula, Mexico, with my friend, the artist, Tobias Ross-Southall, in May 2022.
A RADIO SHOW
My one-off special on the history and culture of limericks, including the world’s most prolific collector of limerick memorabilia, a stand-up comedian who performs entirely in limerick verse, a global project to rewrite the entire English Dictionary in limerick form, a journey into the folklore and history of the limerick, the Great Limerick Craze of 1907, and plenty more. First broadcast on Soho Radio on Sunday 3rd April, 2022.
A MURAL IN BRIGHTON
A commission on Southover Street in Hanover, Brighton.
A MURAL IN REYKJAVIK
A limerick mural in Downtown Reykjavik, painted in July 2021. Commissioned by Chats Palace for RVK Fringe Festival 2021.
A MURAL IN COVENTRY
A mural painted on Coventry Bus Station, painted in March 2021. Commissioned by Coventry City Council for UK City of Culture 2021.
A FILM FOR BBC TEACH
A short film about rhyming couplets, commissioned by BBC Teach in October, 2020. You can watch it here.
A TREASURE HUNT IN LONDON
A treasure hunt of 9 limerick murals painted in Walthamstow, East London. Commissioned by the Mayor's London Borough of Culture and Waltham Forest Council.
My sold-out debut show opened at 1B Window Gallery in August, 2020. It was described as "bright, bold... awesome" (Time Out), "truly amazing" (Secret London), and "full of humour and life wisdom" (Creative Boom).
A FEW STREET SIGNS
A selection of my street signs murals.
LIMERICK WRITING WORKSHOPS
A series of limerick writing workshops at primary schools in Waltham Forest. Email me if you would like to book a workshop.
AN ANIMATED RHYMING MONOLOGUE
A rhyming monologue, written and animated by me, and voiced by Sam Rix. The film was described as "masterful storytelling from an accomplished artist" (The Canary) and "ingenious" (The London Economic). It was selected for The Shortest Nights Film Festival. You can watch it here.
A 16-foot wide billboard installation in Shangri La, Glastonbury 2019.
Painted for the Jealous Rooftop Project in January, 2019.
The Pale Blue Dot mural on Walthamstow Marshes, originally painted without permission in April 2019. Repainted with permission from Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.