Special Hardback Signed Editions of ‘Weevil & Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables & Tales’ Now available!

September 24th, 2012

‘If you are a fan of Edgar Allen Poe, Tim Burton, Aesop’s Fables, and / or Grimm’s Fairy Tales… then you might find yourself enjoying these fine tales.

These farables were written for not only young adults but people of all ages. They are designed to engage the reader is pondering the decisions, actions and consequences of each character. For example, in the farable, “Dream Stalker Robert and his Band of Midnight Walkers”, it could be argued the protagonist actually evolves into more of an antagonist. Robert is wooing a young girl, vexed by her beauty, and relentlessly pursues her – regardless of whether she’s interested in him or not. This invites debate as to whether the reader believes the that the boy is actually courting the girl rather than stalking her, as the pursuit of how relationships blossom have dramatically changed in the past hundred years. The concept and design of each story is meant to invite debate and discussion that can occur through forums and blogs for our readers and thus create debate and further interest in that farable.

The seven farables in this compendium deal with a myriad of subject matters such as stalking, infatuation, inner and outer appearance, abandonment, suicide, betrayal, and anorexia.’

- Mark Roush

Support the work of author Mark Roush and illustrator Carla Lee, Hard bound special edition copies of Weevil & Nightshade are now available! One of the stories from the book, ‘Persephone’ is being made into an animated film and brilliant goodies such as hardbound book copies, dvds of the film, signed limtied edition illustration prints from me and even CHOCOLATES are up for grabs! Support this project by following the link below!


Ending Time: 12th October, so please don’t delay!

Wensleydale Gallery Exhibition NOW on! 17th Sept – 15 Oct 2012

September 17th, 2012

‘A Yorkshire Lad and Lass’

17 Sep 2012 – 15 Oct 2012

Unit 1 Herriot Court, Leyburn Business Park
Leyburn Business Park
North Yorkshire

Telephone: +44 01969 623488

Web: www.wensleydalegalleries.co.uk

Wensleydale Galleries proudly present an exhibition of work by young artists ; Carla-Lee and Jody Peck, 2 exciting new talents, with very differing styles, and both hailing from Yorkshire!
Carla Lee is an Illustrator and Artist based in Yorkshire, England. She has a passion for traditional artwork and creates detailed hand drawn depictions of varying subject matter. Carla specializes in the medium of biro pen, and her work generally starts with a sketchbook, pens and an imagination fuelled by the desire to create.
Previously she has exhibited at The Art Station in Huddersfield and has illustrated Mark Roush’s book “Weevil and Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables and Tales”. Mumford and Sons are amongst those who own her work!

Jody Peck is an artist from a village called Bellerby in Wensleydale.
He has painted all his life and as such, his work covers a wide variety of subjects and mediums, with wildlife and portraiture featuring heavily. Recently he has focused on oil painting as it ” has no limitations!” The life-like quality of his animal paintings has won him many admirers in the local area, and he is widely sought after for commissions.
Jody studied locally at The Wensleydale School, and is an active member of the Yoredale Art Group.

Admission prices

  • Ticket Price price: £0.00

Opening times

  • 17 Sep 2012 to 15 Oct 2012
  • Monday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
  • BankHoliday 00:00 – 00:00

Exhibition Announcements! Saturday 2nd of June & Saturday 9th of June!

May 31st, 2012

Announcing ‘Mumford & Sons’ Concert at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield AND Ilkley Spring Craft Fair


Saturday 2nd of June 2012: ‘Mumford & Sons Concert’ Greenhead Park, Exhibiton

Brit award winners ‘Mumford & Sons’ are playing live at Greenhead Park! It’s the biggest music event in Huddersfield for years since Elton John played at the Galpharm Stadium in 2005.

This event opens from 11 am until 11 pm so thats a whole 12 hours to come down and experience the awesome music, fine catering and of course the art & craft work of the exhibitors, myself included.

I will be exhibiting my limited edition prints and promoting the forthcoming book I have illustrated, ‘Weevil & Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables & Tales’ by author & film maker Mark Roush.

Saturday 9th of June 2012: ‘Ilkley Handmade & Gift Craft Fair’

My first time exhibiting in Ilkley;  the fair will be open from 10 am until 4 pm, with free entry to the public and the best of handmade on show this promises to be a Saturday well spent!

Announcing ‘Art Station’ Project

April 25th, 2012

‘Art Station is an artists’ collective bringing
Huddersfield Train Station alive with our exciting
and eclectic mix of work and the art of others.
We will be providing a continuous programme
of exhibitions and live performances around
the concourse.’

As a member of the newly founded Art Station, I will be exhibiting at Huddersfield Train Station from May the 1st 2012. It will hopefully be the first of many exhibitions to take place there.

To find out more about whats planned, follow Art Station on twitter @ ‘ArtSHUD’

You can also look to get involved in the action and join the facebook group:


Exhibition Announcements! April 2012 Itinerary

March 20th, 2012
Event date: 
Sat, 14/04/2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Headingley Spring Craft Fair

At HEART from 10.00 – 4.00 on Saturday 14th April

I will be exhibiting my artwork in the form of Limited edition signed prints at the Heart Centre in Headingley, Leeds. Come say hello! (:

Event date: 
Sat, 28/04/2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

WYPW / Mirfield Spring Craft Fair

At WYPW from 10.00 – 4.00 on Saturday 28th April

My second exhibition is April will Take place at West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield! This is my third time exhibiting with WYPW and it promises to be a lively and eventful day as It is running in correlation with Mirfield Farmer’s Market Fair. Tonnes of stalls, lots of things to do and see! Come along!

Logo Created for ‘The Pie Plate Publishing Company’

February 24th, 2012

Excellent new and upcoming publishers ‘Pie Plate Publishing’ are a US based company just launching and you can find them here, at their new facebook page:


(Don’t forget to like their page!)

and here:


Recently I created their company logo; never realized drawing pies was so much fun! :


And here is the thumbnail image I created:



“Serving literary desserts in print, ebook and Espresso Print, Pie Plate Publishing is an independent publisher that focuses on new authors for all genres.”


- The Pie Plate Publishing Company


February 6th, 2012

Latest update on forthcoming book ‘WEEVIL AND NIGHTSHADE’S COMPENDIUM OF FARABLES AND TALES’  that I am illustrating, written by Mark Rousch at New Adjustment productions – read the full post here:


Here in the above link you can also follow Mark’s progress with the making of ‘Both Bitter And Sweet Was Persephone Inside Most Incomplete’ into a short film, which is one of the amazing and haunting farables included in the book.

Carla Lee, our talented and imaginative illustrator, has been consistently feeding me new drawings, concepts, illustrations, and ideas regarding the characters in the book. I have been showing many of the illustrations that Carla has been creating… but I can’t help myself. While there are many that won’t be seen until the books release… peppering my updates with at least one of her creations is always a joy for me.”

- Mark Roush

Estimated release date is Mid 2012! Be sure to get your copy then! Can’t wait!


January 30th, 2012

New Update on the impending release of anticipated book ”WEEVIL AND NIGHTSHADE’S COMPENDIUM OF FARABLES & TALES” by amazing author Mark Roush at New Adjustment Productions.

Read the full blog post here: http://www.newadjustment.com/featured-projects/persephone-pt-5-weevil-and-nightshade-update


I am having a very fun time illustrating Mark’s book, I find it is allowing me to explore a new found passion for dark imagery! Mark’s tales are incredibly deep, stirring and thought provoking; words cannot express how excited I am for the release of the book!

The figurative release date of ‘Weevil and Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables & Tales’  is MARCH 2012!


“Collaboration with Carla Lee has been a consistent joy of mine. Everyday we are discussing her imaginative designs and illustrations which will compliment the farables in Weevil and Nightshade.

Compliment is not the right word… as I believe the illustrations do more than augment the story beyond mere visualization. They have become integral to the story… for while they hold descriptive elements… they will also give the reader a glimpse into the soul of each character.

Even a rat.”

- Mark Roush



December 21st, 2011

I am very pleased to be announcing that I will be teaming up with talented author, director and producer Mark Roush, at New Adjustment Productions. You can view the company’s website here: http://www.newadjustment.com/


I am honored to be asked to Illustrate Mark’s book; ‘Weevil and Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables and Tales’. This book is a collection of seven short “farables” which are going to be made into short films, individual illustrated books, interactive games, AR based programs, iBooks, and much more.

You can find out more information at Mark Roush’s blog, with announcement of myself as illustrator right here:




How exciting!!

Needless to say I’m having great fun so far working with Mark, and here is a sneak peak of one of my first illustrations (at its first stage) done for him:

Limited edition prints now for sale at ‘Design 24′ in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire

December 11th, 2011

A large selection of some of my most popular prints are now available framed and ready for purchase at ‘Design 24′, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire. They come signed and with their certificates of authenticity. Brilliant last minute gift ideas for that special surprise. Be sure to call in before the big day!


24 Albion Street, Town Centre, Cleckheaton, BD19 3JD