I was born in Sri Racha, Thailand (famous for its hot sauce) brought up in Norwich (famous for its mustard) and can now be found in Walthamstow, London (famous for its dogs). Essentially, I’m a hotdog.
When I attended Norwich University of the Arts, studying Graphic Design, I was known for my Mr Scruff inspired stickers and t-shirts. Now I work on Oxford Street for a design agency and in my spare time, I paint. I always listen to music whilst I paint, which informs my a jazz-inspired, vibrant abstract style, with heavy influences from by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jon Burgerman.
My prints and original pieces on sale currently are all raising money for Music for Dementia charity. Every piece I sell will see all profits going to the charity. This is a small charity, close to my heart. My dad, John Francis Drake was a huge music lover and a dedicated fan of the one and only Frank Sinatra. Papa John, as I call him, suffered from the vicious disease of dementia in the final 11 years of his 88 year long life. Even in his final days, he could still sing Frank Sinatra and would be able to remember songs of his childhood, despite not knowing who his family were. Music for Dementia is a charity passionately believe in the power of music to improve the lives of people living with dementia and work tirelessly to bring music to all those who need it. For more information visit: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
I am also one half of Nelson Radio, broadcasting every weekend during lockdown. Lots of my current pieces were made whilst we were on air and I’m going to be doing more as lockdown continues. Tune in: http://mixlr.com/nelson-radio/
As well as the prints and hand-painted pieces in my shop, I also take commissions. I am also a film maker and animator and always looking for projects to combine my various skills.
Feel free to get in touch!