About Me

I was illustrating books and magazines for various London-based publishers when I found my work was straying into a third dimension …. soon the house was filled with pieces that needed a home.

Wherever possible I use recycled, reclaimed and salvaged materials.  I work on a small-scale in terms of volume to ensure each piece is unique and clearly made by a careful hand.

My work is very immediate and instinctive … I don’t spend hours pondering a piece … I just start and see what, or who, turns up.  The inspirations become apparent as the work emerges but I would say themes and roots include:  English and German folk toys and popular art; childrens animation from the Seventies (such as Trumpton, Ivor the Engine, Paddington); the Christmas window displays in the ‘Galt Toy Shop’ in Carnaby Street in 1973.  I unconsciously draw on these things and mix them with more highbrow ideas such as Hogarth, Gainsborough, Mondrian’s Boogie Woogie, Vivienne Westwood’s Pirate Collection, The Clash and Ziggy Stardust … and out pops my work.

I sell through Etsy,  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/jimstig ,  and other websites, art fairs and markets. I will be at the following events (more to come):

  • Driftwood Garden Seaford Sussex
  • Brighton Festival Open Houses
  • Lewes Artwave
  • Sussex Prairie Garden

Please contact me with any questions about prices, availability or commissioning of piece

One thought on “About Me

  1. I am trying to find the names of artwork you did for summertime publishing in 2005 with bissett magazines. It would be greatly appreciated if you could get back to me regarding the above.
    Kind Regards
    Debrah Slater

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