Friday, November 9, 2012

Red Bubble Shop

I'm pleased to announce the opening of my new Red Bubble shop which will include selected art prints and cartoons for sale. Please take a look and forward the link on to anyone who might be interested. Thanks.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Charity Shop Rwanda

A change from my usual locations in Blackpool. Anyone know where this is?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Crazy Scots Bar, Blackpool

This bar gained national notoriety when the landlord became the first to be fined for not enforcing the smoking ban back in 2007. Given it's unusual shape, I can only guess that it used to be a cinema or theatre?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Princess Street, Blackpool

Princess Street, Blackpool. The last house standing before a big social housing scheme gets built on this site and at the old gas works.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

David Shillinglaw - Artist

I've not had as much time to paint recently and rather wished I'd chosen a simplier subject. I got the reference photo from David Shillinglaw's FB page. I love his work. I think it was taken in Paris whilst he was working on a commission to paint a clothes shop. Check out his work here:-


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ArtBurst Art Exhibition, Blackpool

Please come along and support this event!  16th - 18th August, 2012. It's the 1st time I've exhibited my work in a gallery and it's a great chance to see some fabulous local grass roots artwork.

Spread the word :-)

It was great to be part of the ArtBurst exhibition in Blackpool. Even though I was sad to see it go, I was chuffed to sell one of my original paintings for the first time :-) Photo by


Monday, July 16, 2012

Uncle Peter Websters, Blackpool

A classic Blackpool pub close to Central Pier. Whenever I pass by, there always seems to a party going on.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Church Street, Blackpool

Another graffiti piece, this time on Church Street in Blackpool and my first go at The Tower.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sun, Sand and Spray Festival, Blackpool

A graffiti piece in progress in the rain during the Sun, Sand and Spray festival in Blackpool.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Watergate Bay, Cornwall

This is Watergate Bay done from a photo I took during a lads camping trip to Cornwall. Whilst most people would paint the beautiful 3 mile long sandy beach, sea and cliffs, I focused on the quirky buildings :-)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Drummer's House of Jokes, Blackpool

This is one of Blackpool's oldest joke and fancy dress shops. The stag and hen parties seem to get more elaborate every year; I added the oompa loompa after seeing about 10 of them on the prom the other night :-)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Gift Shop, Blackpool

The censored version. Done for the owner of the gift shop. Any clues as to what's been edited? Sorry about the poor scan :-(

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Art in the Park, Lytham Hall

I had a great time today at the Lytham Hall, Art in the Park event, showing my urban artwork for the first time, sharing a pitch with my photographer girlfriend, Shanon Leigh. It was well attended and we met some great artists.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Beach Kiosk, St. Annes on Sea

I'm trying to do a few local pieces before the Art in the Park event at Lytham Hall on Sunday 10th June.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lifeboat Inn, Blackpool

One of Blackpool's oldest pubs just behind the promenade. Always seems to have old guys smoking and pigeons outside.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Wells Cafe, Blackpool Promenade

My brother recently gave me a picture of our great grandfathers cafe that was located on The Golden Mile on Blackpool's Promeande. I think it was taken in the 20's but it has long since gone, so for my brother's 50th, I decided to do a Welly on it.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Ice Cream Shop/Rock City, Blackpool

Another commission, this time for the owners of Rock City at their other location on Waterloo Road.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Central Market, Blackpool Promenade

My first Urban Art commission was for the owner of this market on Blackpool Promenade. He wanted something humorous so I went for a saucy postcard feel. I predicatably called it "Beauty and the Beast".

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fairhaven Lake Ice Cream Kiosk

My obsession with ice-cream outlets continues. It's never the wrong weather for a 99.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

First Urban Art Print Sold!

I actually sold my first Urban Art Print today! The honour goes to Anthony, the owner of Little Amsterdam, Blackpool. I spent the day approaching the shops I've drawn and ended up selling 3 prints and got requests for 2 commissions. Happy days!

I was thinking of publishing a link to his shop website but the content is of a somewhat adult nature.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fish Poo Cartoon

Playing around again in Painter 12 trying to get to grips with drawing in digital. This cartoon is the consequence of an unfortunate incident with my cat who had a problem in the bottom area. I'll leave it at that but it just goes to show, inspiration can be found in the strangest of areas.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Bad Carbs Cartoon

My drawing tablet, the Wacom Cintiq 12wx, has been playing up recently so I've not been progressing with my digital sketches. Today, however, after reloading the software and saying a silent prayer, it decided to let me play on it long enough for me to produce a cartoon.

I'm fed up with knowing what I should or should not eat; high/low protein; high fibre; good and bad carbs/fats etc.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Welly's Urban Art Slideshow

Please pop in and take a look at my gallery. Don't be shy sharing it with anyone you think might be interested in owning a Welly. Thanks :-)

Welly's Urban Art Slideshow

Friday, April 27, 2012

Welly's Urban Art Prints on Display at Notarianni's, Blackpool

Some of Welly's Urban Art Prints are now on display at the world famous (Fylde Coast anyway) Notarianni's Ice Cream Parlour. Grab yourself a delicious ice cream and a print to take away!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


You can now purchase quality art prints on a selection of my sketches ready for you to matt and frame from anywhere in the world.  They are available in actual size, made on high quality FujiFilm Crystal Archive photographic papermatt finish paper, A4 (297 x 210 mm/11.7 x 8.3 in) at a very affordable price.

They feature locations such as Blackpool, Liverpool and Mancheter in the U.K. and were drawn in ink and coloured in watercolour and coloured pencil from photographs taken on location. I will be adding to the collection regularly as well as showing my work on here. They look great with white matting and a chunky black frame.

Follow the link below or the one to the top right-hand side of the page. Whilst you are there, why not take a look at the fabulous art prints available from photographic artist, Shanon Leigh.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012


The niece of the owner of Notarianni's Ice Cream Parlour, Blackpool saw the sketch I did of her on Flickr. After dropping off a copy, they now want me to display some of my artwork in the cafe and sell prints. I've prepared 4 frames and can't wait to see them up!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fast Food Kiosk, Blackpool Promenade

Blackpool's street cuisine is famous for being best consumed after a shed full of alcohol.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Banksy Graffiti, Liverpool

A Banksy rat on a derelict Liverpool pub which, after it was done, bumped the auction price of the building up £50k.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fordham Street, Liverpool

Taken from a drive-by photo while on a visit to Liverpool plus a bit of imagination.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Street Art, Blackpool

In order to try and spruce up some of the grottier parts of town, Blackpool council last year invited a number of street artists to create some eye catching pieces; I love them but they are not to everyone's taste.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rock City, Blackpool

Blackpool is famous for its "rock" which is a type of hard stick-shaped boiled sugar confectionery usually flavoured with peppermint or spearmint. Using a clever process they can put a name in the stick so that it runs all the way through it. This is not a self portrait! I hate the stuff :-(

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tommy Kane's Art Blog: Kane Framed

I'm chuffed to bits to get a mention by award winning blogger and fantastic artist, Tommy Kane. Take a look at his blog:-

Tommy Kane's Art Blog: Kane Framed: As everyone knows, I have a store on Etsy where I sell my prints and occasional originals. A great fan of mine is Tim Wells. He recently s...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gaietys Karaoke Bar, Blackpool Promenade.

It's been a while since I posted anything as I've been busy with caricature gigs but I have plenty of ideas for sketching. I seem to be adding more and more detail which means everyone takes longer than the last. It's interesting to see how my style is evolving from my earlier images.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Balloon Modelling Cartoon

Random cartoon inspired by my face painting and balloon modelling mate, Kate Cox. An excuse to dust down my Cintiq too.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Sandwich Shop, Lytham

A little while ago, a friend asked me to draw this butty shop, tucked away down a side alley off Lytham's main street, for sentimental reasons. Not the place where he had his first kiss or tasted a BLT but where he got beaten up in a fight in his youth. Ahh the memories.....

Saturday, March 10, 2012