Monday, September 8, 2008

Go See This!

If your lucky enough to be able to check out this show you most definitely should.
These guys are some of the most talented out there.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Based on a True Story

Monday, September 1, 2008

Turning Colours

New work, all framed up and ready for sale at the show in Cornwall in a few weeks time.

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Banner Beautification

New Banner for the Santos Surf Art blog.
Check it out to read mini interviews with all the artists involved.

Sunday, August 31, 2008


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Short Shorts

16 Board shorts I may or may not have worn.

Goodness Coming

There's some art shows that I'm getting involved in that are getting me pretty excited.'There is no surf in england' is going to be showing homegrown talent from the UK. Event's like this don't happen too often in the UK so it should be a stunner. Super bonus is that Neil Halstead (from Mojave 3) will be playing.

The 'Il Santos Surfart Festival' is going to be awesome. Only in it's second year it's got some of the best surf related artists around and I'm honored to be representing Europe. Plus check out that sight for sore eyes, beauty of a poster by Nat Russell! The festival has a blog which you can check out if you can't make it to Brazil.
Surf Photographer Ryan Tatar and the seamouse are working on a collaborative project which should be shown at Shelter at the end of next month. 'one over two' is a series of images of cross processed photographs that appear to have been cut off... but were so taken purposely. The second "half" is being illustrated by the seamouse. The result will be "half photograph" and "half drawing". A sneaky working sketch 'leaked' above.

Saturday, August 23, 2008



Around, Up, Over, Through & under. Just Keep Going.

Friday, August 22, 2008

She Loves Music

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


For the last two weeks I've been lucky enough to have iritis, an inflammation of the iris in my left eye. Symptoms are a red eye, sensitivity to light, a 'toothache' like pain in the eye and blurring of vision making close work like reading (or more importantly for me drawing) difficult.

The added bonus is the drops to fix it dilate your pupil so I look pretty freaky at the moment.

Seamouse Loves: The Joy Formidable

And the winner is....


Thanks to everyone for entering!

Seamouse Loves: Port O'Brian

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Birthday Gift

Another birthday rolls around for the Seamouse and to celebrate Pinniped Studios is giving away a 1 of 100 signed Uber T-Shirt. Just post a comment stating what style and size you're after (small knight surf sold out) and one lucky poster will be chosen at random.
They're all mens T-Shirts so if your female why not try to win one for the surfer boy you have a crush on/Boyfriend/ Husband/ Stalker. The winner will be chosen on the 17th of august with the result posted here.

Good luck!

Monday, July 28, 2008

If only one fella could make me a quiver....

Dain Thomas from Sea Surfboards is probably the most under rated shaper around. Surrounded by talented creatives of all disciplines and Byron's beautiful waves I'm sure it's only a short time before the surfing world catches onto his stunning shapes and out of this world tint jobs. Not only are they gorgeous to look at but totally shred too.

Clip from Little Black Wheels film by Mick Waters.

Seamouse Loves: Seawolf

Friday, July 18, 2008

Lewis & Lewis

Lino Cut for a book of my fathers poetry that I'm illustrating.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Dustin Humprey and Steve Gorrow have produced some of the most striking surf photo's I've seen in a long time for progressive Aussie surf brand Insight. It's nice for a change to see one of the major surf brands using their money to push some boundaries.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Ryan Tatar

Scrawl by the seamouse, photography by Ryan Tatar in a work I created for Ryan's awesome blog shakas and singlefins.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Soul Arch

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Working drawing as a part of something else:

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Beach bag burnout

Canvas tote bags with one of a kind hand drawn art by the seamouse
(seriously, I couldn't do the same pattern twice even if I wanted too).
15x 17" All signed and numbered 1 of oh so exclusive 1.
Hip hipsters can purchase the designs below or request a personal commission.
If interested just contact

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Chum, a fine story teller of the salty message written on the sea has a mighty fine blog called Sissyfish. On a whim I decided to give a quick pinnipedification of his websites banner.

The result came out so:

I'm now lucky enough to have it grace the top of the most honest and entertaining surf story about. Come on Surfers Path/ Surfers Jounal, step up and give the man a job.

Seamouse loves: Flight of the conchords

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Glide Surfboards Logo

So good to see my work next to such a sexy resin swirl.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Worlds Best

This how the worlds best T for Uber Aparrel started out in the sketchbook.
Some day I hope to be able to tick them all off the list.

Seamouse Loves: Ray Barbee

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tied to the tide

Monday, May 5, 2008

Winter Wall Waiting.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Sure Shot

I stumbled across the website of Kirsten Prisk the other day and was blown away by the shots of my local break and how the shots capture the mood of surfing there perfectly. Check out the full portfolio for some great shots of Hawaii and other far flung shores.

Seamouse Loves: Blood Red Shoes

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Saturday, March 29, 2008

'...or are you just happy to see me?'

Sneaky peek at the first in a series of 6"x8" two colour lino prints.

Seamouse Loves: The Pigeon Detectives

Happy Birthday Pinniped

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How Surfboards Are Made

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Cut It Out

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Paper Cut from the beautifully put together Stranger Magazine.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hip To The Burnout


Trailer and more here.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Package

A big thank you to the extremely talented Mick Sowry for sending me a white label version of the surf documentary 'Musica Surfica' he wrote and directed. I've been following his work on the project via his blog and now that I've seen it, it doesn't disappoint.

I don't really want to call it a surf film because in truth it really isn't. It follows all the principles of a documentary and for that is a far more entertaining watch. The links made between the finless surfing and Richard Tognetti's are sometimes a little tenuous but it is easy to see that everyone involved is drawing huge inspiration from each both in and out of the water.

The one thing that really hit me with 'musica Surfica' was the amount of beauty involved. Shot and edited perfectly on location in the King Island I defy anyone who watches not to want to visit. The music involved is not only lovely to listen to and matched wonderfully to the surfing involved, but is visually awesome in it's own right. To experience it first hand must be mind blowing (I'm pretty sure my beat up old TV with bass heavy speakers didn't do it any justice!).

As I was expecting the thing that amazed me most was the surfing. Its pretty varied, and seeing Tom Carroll Pearl an Alaia is a good yard stick for understanding how different these boards are to ride. The surfers adapt and what is presented is some of the most interesting and different surfing you're likely to witness. Boards are spun and slide up and down the face in a manner more suited to snowboarding than surfing. Derek Hynd doesn't disappoint and shows himself to be a master and stylist of yet another of surfing's genres. Seeing him spin 1080 degrees back into the pocket is insane and his tube riding finless unbelievable.

If I had to sum it up in a word (and I'm going to make myself do just that) I'd have to go with 'inspirational'. I hope it gets a wide release as I'm sure it'll turn people on to trying something new whether it be getting hold of an Alaia, sawing down an old beater to four foot or just taking the fins out of their regular board.

Talk is already flying around the house o' seamouse about wood and shapes and infinite possibilities. Happy times.

Self Portrait.

Friday, February 22, 2008


Unless you've been living under a rock (and that's just cool with me if you have) you probably already know that Thomas Campbell is the latest surf monkey to be given the VBS Hi Shred-ability treatment. All three installments are now up and even if you have seen them you should probably check them out again....

Without trying Mr Campbell is probably one of the biggest reasons for the recent shift in surfings attitude to surf craft and highlighting the amount of art in and around the 'sport'.
I'm a big fan.

Seamouse loves: Vampire weekend

Friday, February 15, 2008

Old is new again

What with The present and Musica Surfica I'd put my money on the Alaia being the next big 'craze' to hit surfing (Again).

Dan Malloy Speeding.

PAIPO Boarding 1963, Val Ching

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With it already having a cult following I have to wonder what old designs are left out there to re-explore and which might become the next big thing?

The velo spoon maybe?

Seamouse loves: Feist

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Amelia's Whale

A thousand whales for the woman you love. Happy Valentines.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Talking Shop

Is it the same for you that when non surfers find out you surf they instantly want to know if you've seen 'Riding Giants'? I'm so tired of talking to people about Laird, Jaws and the death of Mark Foo that I'm seriously looking forward to 'Busting down the door' hitting the UK just for the conversation to change. I can just hear it now "you surf? I saw this film once,you ever hear of a guy called Gerry Lopez?...."

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kookin' Out

Another Lino print 5.8" x 8.2" limited edition of 12.
Each print is numbered and signed by the seamouse and only £10 including delivery.
(Not even any extra charges for international postage!)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Surf Contests

Anyone remember the contest in 68 when batman beat joker in the 3rd round only to get knocked out by Dewey Weber in the 4th. Possibly the most exciting round of contest surfing ever.

And the winner is....


Thanks to everyone for taking part. (maybe next time eh?)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New moon Giveaway

A free artwork of the seamouse! I'm giving away this 5.8" x 8.2" 1of1 signed two colour lino print to one lucky reader of the pinniped.
No tricks, no qualifying questions, just post a comment if you're interested and I'll enter you into the draw. Seeing as today is a new moon I'll keep the competition open until the next full moon (that's the 22nd by the way). A name will then be randomly drawn out of a hat (box, shoe, canoe or whatever receptacle I get my hands on) and a winner announced.

So thats it. Drop a comment and keep your fingers crossed!

Seamouse Loves: Kings of Leon


Happy new year!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Pinniped Ponders.....

Does the break make the man or the man make the break?

Seamouse loves: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Home and Away

The burnt down pier is one of my favorite places to surf. It gets blown out as soon as someone sneezes, rarely is rideable on anything but a log and can only be ridden mid to low tide.
It's locals only too, not that there's any bad vibes, just nowhere to park.

In the land of little groundswell surfing rules turn themselves on their head.
Everyone prays for onshore winds (well cross onshore).
And offshore winds mean nothing but weeks of flatness.

Holywell bay, remote, quiet and just a few hours down the road.

Morocco. Cheap to get to and cheap to live. The land of sweet mint tea and endless pointbreaks.

Seamouse Loves: operator Please

Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Current Top 3

Web Places to Check Every Day
1) Fecal Face
2) 70 Percent
3) Sharkbait

Surf tools
1) 6'0 Home made fish
2) 9'0 Billy Hamilton Log
3) 1'0 Redley Fins

Places I wish were my local shop
1) Mollusk
2) Six Ounce
3) Thalia

Things to watch on-line right now
1) The Mighty Boosh
2) Beautiful Loosers 1, 2
3) An eye for Annai

Surf films I can't Wait to see
1) Displacement
2) Musica Surfica
3) The Present

People I would love have shape me a board
1) Danny Hess
2) Dain Thomas
3) Chris Christenson

People of inspiration
1) Dieter Rams
2) Reid Miles
3) Tord Boontje

My mood shifts so quickly that by the time you've looked at all the links it will already be out of date.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Back Blogging

I've been neglecting my on-line life recently due to enjoying my real life instead.
For those who are interested this has mainly consisted of:
Asking a very pretty girl to be my wife.
Walks in the country and tea in the manor house.
Surfing some tiny waves and loving every minute of it.
Jumping around at gigs.
Bit of drawing and other artistic grand plans.
Food and family.
Drinks with friends.
My first beard.

Happy times.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Venice Beach

Haven't posted for ages due to taking a fantastic trip to Venice. If you're thinking about going I recomend that you take with you the most amazing girl you've ever met.

Plenty of canals, bridges and old buildings as you'd expect. Some cool bars and restarants scattered about all over.
As it was the thing to do, we went into the famous harry's bar. It was crappy, full of tourists and I had the pleasure of paying £12 for a single rum and coke (thats $18US). Yowch!

As a welcome break from all the renaissance art the Guggenheim has some awesome modern works. Plus the Sculpture garden had us messing around for ages (mainly in and around the glass box pictured).You know Venice has a beach too? all but deserted with 1ft peelers! Who knows maybe someone even surfs it.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Night Surf

Finally after the longest flat spell I can remember, the bumps are back on the ocean. The short evenings have returned too, bringing sunsets, smaller crowds and those all important night surfs.

oh yeah.
Seamouse Loves: Hot Chip

Sunday, September 23, 2007


If you're like the seamouse, then you love sliding round on the ocean and people with crazy self expression in whatever form that may take. If that's the case you've probably heard of Alex Knost and his awesome shaper Robbie K. These cats are both in VBS's new show HI SHRED. Go look at it now with your filthy eyes.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Locals

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Seamouse loves: Modest Mouse

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ankle Snappers

Its been flat for 5 weeks and counting now. Not even tiny ankle snappers have graced the shore. Where are my september sessions? The warm nights with hints of winter power? The after work sessions and dawn patrols?

Ankle snappers?....I'd love some.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Love And Hate

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Snap! WHirrrrr SNAP!No surf today but really good light, perfect for stealing peoples souls on beautiful 35mm.

Seamouse loves: Good Shoes

Trippin Out

I read in Nat Young's book that he took magic mushrooms back in the day before going surfing and had some pretty wild experiences doing so. For some reason that stuck in my mind while trying my hand at some vector graphics.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


An old sketch finally scanned.
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Thursday, August 2, 2007

It's not the size that counts but what you do with it.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

27 Times Around The Sun

I've lucked out and get to have a birthday tomorrow. Thought I'd mark this amazing feat of living by producing the finest self portrait possible. The likeness is stunning.

Monday, July 16, 2007


Sometimes all you need is that little nudge to take a board out that you normally wouldn't. Here James Tooze talks me into changing my setup and taking my hardly riden tangerine fish into the first consistantly good surf we've had in ages.

do doodles dude.

These doodles have been finding they're way onto everything lately. This is just a small section of one of the bigger ones.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

European Fish Fry

Ended up missing the best of the fish fry but was having far to much fun teaching my girlfriend and her litle sister how to surf. Still what I did see was great, highlights for the girls was the pink resin swirl and glitter fins. I personally liked the Christenson take on the fish dont ride backside myth.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Gone Logging

Like lumberjacks I'm loving the long light logging.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

How the seamouse thinks

Thinking's all the same, electric running down nural networks. But what makes the electric choose those paths?
Below is a technical drawing of how my thoughts generally work:

Saturday, May 19, 2007

All day I dream of waves

Sunday, May 13, 2007

London Calling

Friday, May 11, 2007

The Curator

The Curator usually sits way outside and has normally caught the wave of the day before I've had my cornflakes. King of trim and best friend of the cross step he runs an amazing museum.

Pinniped Products & Paypal

More used to messing about with a pen in hand or fibreglass under the feet it was interesting getting used to playing with HTML, Shopping Carts and Paypal. It all seems to be sorted now with Pinniped open to dealings from all four corners of the world. Hopefully now I can get back to enjoying smooth paper and bumpy water.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Uber T's for the modern bourgeoisie

Milton Glasser

Welcome to Brighton


Tide to the tide
Wave of waves

look here, the summer season of Uber T's are back from the printers and looking really good. Printed on super soft fair trade cotton made with no nasty stuff. Each T is signed by the artist and numbered in limited editions of 100.
£19 + P&P Available in Small Medium and Large.

If you're interested in stocking Uber you can drop me a line at

Close up of Tide to the tide.

Close up of Wave of waves

Friday, April 27, 2007

10,000 Surf Spots Of The Mind

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Found opinions

A while back I took the change from my jeans and threw it on my bed only to find someone elses opinions had been loitering in my pockets.
It made me laugh so much I had to take a photo.
(For those of you unfamiliar with english money, the santa look-a-like is Charles Darwin)

Hang Ten

When you're on nine foot plus of surfboard there's alot of places to hang out and take it all in.
I personally like the front end just before your feet get wet. Why not give it a visit next time you're in the area.

Monday, April 23, 2007


A super shaka goes out to mick at Safe to See for mentioning me in his fantastic blog. Mick has an amazing project underway getting some of the best surfer shapers to push the boundries in his finless surfboard project. So hurry, clicky clicky, and see what creative minds can do!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Shortboards should have a better name

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Love the winter - Hate the winter

The sunshine is here but gone are those wonderful winter swells.

The standard marketed surf image is pretty far from the surfing that most people know and love. During flat spell madness today I wanted to draw something a little closer to home.
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Under the sea

Darling it's better
Down where it's wetter
Take it from me
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we devotin'
Full time to floatin'
Under the sea

Friday, April 20, 2007

Fish Fry

The Ledgendry Fish Fry is coming to england in June. Should be a good weekend of board porn and hopefully a good opertunity to surf some nice waves and pick up a few shaping tips and ideas along the way. The incentive is really on now to build the two fish I've been thinking about. With the kind lend of a garage, It'll sure beat using a spare room.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Pinniped Studios Custom Foot boxes

Away go the custom shoes by the seamouse. Suns out and so is monsieur phillipe phlope.

The best 6 months anyone could ever ask for

I love you Amelia.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The next best thing to being naked

The summer season of uber T's will be out soon. Mixing art and cotton to make wonderful artton! uber T's will be strictly limited runs of 100, numbered and signed by the artist. Produced using fair trade garments with no nasty stuff added, they're the perfect thing for hiding a large amount of body hair or that odd tattoo on your back.

Pinniped Studios

Oh Pinniped, the first post of what hopes to show a life at sea, mixed thoughts of the mind on cotton and the scrawings of the seamouse.
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